E.P. Thompson (1924 1993)was one of England's foremost historians and social critics. He was the author of many books, including The Making of the English Working Class and Witness Against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law, published by The New Press.
"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 is a signal contribution [from] the person
most responsible for inspiring the revival of American labor
history during the past thirty years."
Michael Merrill, The Nation
"This book signals the return to historical writing of one of the most eloquent, powerful and independent voices of our time. At his best he is capable of a passionate, sardonic eloquence which is unequalled."
Keith Thomas, The Observer (London)
"Customs in Common is meticulously researched, elegantly argued and deeply humane."
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