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Customs in common

Author: E P Thompson
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Here, at last, is Customs in Common, the remarkable sequel to E.P. Thompson's influential, landmark volume of social history, The Making of the English Working Class. The product of years of research and debate, Customs in Common describes the complex culture from which working class institutions enlarged in England--a panoply of traditions and customs that the new working class fought to preserve well into  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thompson, E.P. (Edward Palmer), 1924-1993.
Customs in common.
New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, ©1991
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E P Thompson
ISBN: 1565840038 9781565840034 0850364116 9780850364118 1565840747 9781565840744
OCLC Number: 25637525
Notes: Companion vol.: The making of the English working class.
"Studies in traditional popular culture"--Jacket.
Description: xii, 547 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Introduction: Custom and Culture --
II. The Patricians and the Plebs --
III. Custom, Law and Common Right --
IV. The Moral Economy of the English Crowd in the Eighteenth Century --
V. The Moral Economy Reviewed --
VI. Time, Work-Discipline and Industrial Capitalism --
VII. The Sale of Wives --
VIII. Rough Music.
Other Titles: Studies in traditional popular culture.
Responsibility: E.P. Thompson.


Scholarly reflections on the social history of the 18th century.  Read more...


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"By providing a fuller sense of the way of life capitalism destroyed, Customs in Common helps us understand why the resistance to it was so protracted and tenacious. [This] long-awaited collection Read more...

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