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The Agrarian History of England and Wales

The Agrarian History of England and Wales
3 Part Set

Volume 7. 1850–1914

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E. J. T. Collins, M. E. Turner, John R. Fisher, Paul Brassley, G. E. Mingay, B. A. Holderness, John R. Walton, Christine Hallas, Sarah Wilmot, R. J. Moore-Colyer, R. D. Brigden, Nicholas Goddard, J. V. Beckett, Peter Dewey, John Chartres, Richard Perren, David Grace, F. M. L. Thompson, Jonathan Brown, Alun Howkins, Brian Short, Anne Digby, Gordon E. Cherry, Bethanie Afton, Michael Turner
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  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781107401105

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  • The period between the repeal of the Corn Laws and the First World War is crucial to the understanding of contemporary rural issues. The unifying theme of this monumental 2000 volume is the changing role of architecture and the countryside in national life, and the impact of social and economic forces unleashed by industrialisation and the growth of towns. Although science and technology had promised unprecedented advances in agricultural productivity, English agriculture had by 1914 lost both its 'headship among industries' and its technical supremacy among nations. Agriculture now produced less than one tenth of national income and employment, and less than half the nation's food. Only one fifth of the population was classified 'rural'; most traditional rural crafts had long since decayed; and the influence of the landowning classes was declining. Beginning with a critical view of the 'Golden Age' and Great Depression, this book goes on to consider separate elements relating to the theme.

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781107401105
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 128 mm
    • weight: 3.11kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    General editor's preface
    Editor's preface
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction E. J. T. Collins
    Part I. Agriculture in the Industrial State
    Section 1. Food Supplies and Food Policy E. J. T. Collins
    Section 2. Rural and Agricultural Change E. J. T. Collins
    Section 3. Agricultural Output, Income and Productivity M. E. Turner
    Section 4. Agrarian Politics John R. Fisher
    Part II. Agriculture Paul Brassley
    Section 5. Farming Regions Paul Brassley and G. E. Mingay:
    1. Introduction B. A. Holderness
    2. The South and South-East B. A. Holderness and G. E. Mingay
    3. East Anglia and the Fenlands B. A. Holderness
    4. The Midlands John R. Walton
    5. The Northern region Christine Hallas
    6. The South-West: Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall Sarah Wilmot
    7. Wales R. J. Moore-Colyer
    Section 6. Farming Systems Paul Brassley:
    1. Introduction Paul Brassley
    2. Arable systems Paul Brassley
    3. Pastoral farming systems Paul Brassley
    4. Dairying B. A. Holderness
    5. Specialised cropping systems B. A. Holderness
    6. Intensive livestock keeping B. A. Holderness
    Section 7. Farming Techniques Paul Brassley:
    1. Introduction Paul Brassley
    2. Farm buildings R. D. Brigden
    3. Equipment and motive power R. D. Brigden
    4. Land drainage Paul Brassley
    5. Crop varieties Paul Brassley
    6. Plant nutrition Paul Brassley
    7. Weed and pest control
    8. Livestock breeds Paul Brassley
    9. Animal nutrition Paul Brassley
    10. Animal health and veterinary medicine Paul Brassley
    Section 8. Agricultural Science and Education Paul Brassley
    Section 9. Agricultural Institutions: Societies, Associations and the Press Nicholas Goddard
    Part III. Land, Labour, Capital, Taxation J. V. Beckett and Peter Dewey
    Section 10. Agricultural Landownership and Estate Management J. V. Beckett
    Section 11. The Farmer G. E. Mingay
    Section 12. Farm Labour Peter Dewey
    Section 13. Investment, Accumulation and Agricultural Credit B. A. Holderness
    Section 14. Agricultural Taxation G. E. Mingay
    Part IV. Trade, Commerce and Industry John Chartres and Richard Perren: Introduction John Chartres and Richard Perren
    Section 15. The Marketing of Agricultural Products: Farm Gate to Retail Store Richard Perren
    Section 16. Agricultural Servicing Trades and Industries:
    1. The agricultural engineering industry David Grace
    2. Agricultural chemical and fertiliser industries F. M. L. Thompson
    3. Veterinary products Richard Perren
    4. Animal feeding stuffs Richard Perren
    Section 17. Food Processing Industries:
    1. Milling Richard Perren
    2. Malting Jonathan Brown
    3. Food Manufacturing Richard Perren
    Section 18. Rural Industry and Manufacturing John Chartres
    Section 19. The Retail Trades and Agricultural Services John Cartres
    Section 20. Conclusion John Chartres and Richard Perren
    Part V. Rural Society and Community Alun Howkins: Introduction Alun Howkins
    Section 21. Rural Demography, 1850–1914 Brian Short
    Section 22. Types of Rural Communities Alun Howkins
    Section 23. Social, cultural and Domestic Life Alun Howkins
    Section 24. The Local State Anne Digby
    Section 25. Social Institutions Anne Digby
    Section 26. Overview Alun Howkins
    Part VI. The Urban Impact on the Countryside Gordon E. Cherry
    Part VII. The Statistical Base of Agricultural Performance in England and Wales, 1850–1914 Bethanie Afton and Michael Turner
    Conclusion E. J. T. Collins
    Select Bibliography
    Index.

  • Editor

    E. J. T. Collins

    General Editor

    Joan Thirsk

    Contributors

    E. J. T. Collins, M. E. Turner, John R. Fisher, Paul Brassley, G. E. Mingay, B. A. Holderness, John R. Walton, Christine Hallas, Sarah Wilmot, R. J. Moore-Colyer, R. D. Brigden, Nicholas Goddard, J. V. Beckett, Peter Dewey, John Chartres, Richard Perren, David Grace, F. M. L. Thompson, Jonathan Brown, Alun Howkins, Brian Short, Anne Digby, Gordon E. Cherry, Bethanie Afton, Michael Turner

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