Customs in Common
Studies in Traditional Popular Culture
Publisher: The New Press, New York
Year Published: 1993 First Published: 1992
Pages: 560pp ISBN: 9781565840744
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX15871
The companion to E.P. Thompson's landmark volume of social history, The Making of the English Working Class, Customs in Common describes the complex culture from which working-class institutions emerged in England a panoply of traditions and customs that the new working class fought to preserve well into Victorian times. Thompson investigates the gradual disappearance of a range of cultural customs against the backdrop of the great upheavals of the eighteenth century.