[26-June-2010] • Forthcoming title announcement

Bob Bushaway – By Rite, Custom, Ceremony and Community in England 1700-1880

Bringing together a wealth of research, this book explores the view that rural folk practices were a mechanism of social cohesion, and social disruption. Through them the interdependence of the rural working-class and the gentry was affirmed, and infringements of the rights of the poor resisted, sometimes aggressively.