The book is written from a critical but sympathetic standpoint. It makes a very substantial contribution to the scholarly and practical appraisal of Thompson's ideas.
Introduction by Keith McClelland.
1. Edward Thompson, Social History and Political Culture: Geoff Eley.
2. How Classes are Made: William H. Sewell, Jr.
3. The Tale of Samuel and Jemima: Catherine Hall.
4. Celebrating Thompson's Heroes: Renato Rosaldo.
5. Falling Through the Cracks: Ellen Meiksins Wood.
6. History, Marxism and Theory: Robbie Gray.
7. E. P. Thompson and the Significance of Literature: John Goode.
8. Socialist Humanism: Kate Soper.
9. From Total War to Democratic Peace: Martin Shaw.
10. E. P. Thompson, The British Marxist Historical Tradition: Harvey J. Kaye.