From publisher blurb:
In the world of 5th Edition fantasy, a character’s choice of background represents where he or she came from, and better defines a character’s place and role in the world of the game. Selecting a background provides a player with important hints and clues as to how best to portray their character in action, as well as outfitting the GM with hooks to hang important plot developments on.
Furthermore, a player’s choice of background may equip his or her character with useful skills, proficiencies, and other features as well as providing a basis for his or her personality traits, ideals, bonds, and flaws – all important pieces of the inspiration system. Contained herein are four backgrounds for members of the working class: the Everyman, the Farmhand, the Journeyman, and the Village Idiot.