Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780745332451 Published June 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745332468 Will Publish July 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

A People's History of Modern Europe

William A. Pelz

A People's History of Modern Europe

William A. Pelz

Distributed for Pluto Press

256 pages | 8 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780745332451 Published June 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745332468 Will Publish July 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
The origin of capitalism and modern industrialism—and, not unrelated, the birthplace of Marxism—modern Europe provided the perfect conditions for a great number of political revolutions. From the monarchical terror of the Middle Ages to the mangled Europe of the twenty-first century, A People’s History of Modern Europe tracks the history of the continent through the deeds of those whom mainstream history tries to forget.
 
Along the way, William A. Pelz examines the German peasant wars of Thomas Müntzer, the bourgeoisie revolutions of the eighteenth century, the rise of the industrial worker in England, the turbulent journey of the Russian Soviets, the role of the European working class throughout the Cold War, and the revolutionary students in 1968. He then brings his story to the present day, where we continue to fight to forge an alternative to a heartless and often barbaric economic system. 
 
As Germany and Greece argue over who owes what, with the very idea of Europe crumbling around them, Pelz’s accessible, provocative history could not be timelier. Sure to resonate with fans of books like Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, this people’s history sweeps away the tired platitudes of the privileged and provides an opportunity to understand the story of Europe from the ground up.
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