Customs in Common
Studies in Traditional Popular Culture

Thompson, E.P.
Publisher:  The New Press, New York
Year Published:  1993   First Published:  1992
Pages:  560pp   ISBN:  9781565840744
Dewey:  941
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.