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Common Right, Enclosure and Social Change in England, 1700-1820

Neeson, J.M.
Publisher:  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Year Published:  1993  
Pages:  396pp   ISBN:  978-0521440547
Dewey:  333.2
Commoners challenges the view that England had no peasantry or that it had disappeared before industrialization: rather it shows that common right and petty landholding shaped social relations in English villages, and that their loss at enclosure sharpened social antagonisms and imprinted on popular culture a pervasive sense of loss.

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