Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. A. Stanley Trickett


The great tradition of the English political system emphasized the importance of preserving the concept of continuity in its institutions as upheld by the Constitution. As a result, Great Britain was a force of magnitude on the Continent and took her place proudly among the great powers. However, this English pride in custom became the point of conflict in a controversy involving a traditional occupation -- the cleaning of chimneys.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright Elizabeth N. Seng December, 1974

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