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The Agrarian History of England and Wales

The Agrarian History of England and Wales
2 Volume Hardback Set

Volume 7. 1850–1914

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Part of Agrarian History of England and Wales

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 Cherry, John Sheail, Bethanie Afton, Michael Turner
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  • Date Published: January 2001
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521662147

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  • This is a comprehensive history of rural economy and society in England and Wales during the period between the start of free trade and the First World War. The central theme is the interreaction between town and countryside and the wider economy in the new industrial state. It takes a fresh look at the course of agricultural change in the Golden Age and Great Depression, and at parallel developments in rural society and community, concluding with a broad view of the urban impact on the countryside and rural environmental change.

    • A massive, original contribution to the study of agrarian and rural society in England and Wales 1850–1914
    • Fills the last remaining gap in the classic eight-volume Agrarian History of England and Wales series published over a twenty-year period
    • Contains book-length sections on many key topics such as marketing, servicing, trades, the environment and urbanisation
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...an immensely informational reference work... Its statistical appendixes, many maps, and select bibliography will render it a valuable research aid." Journal of Modern History

    "Helpful and authoritative commentary on sorces enhances the extensive statistical base complied by Bethanie Afton and Michael Turner...the definitive coverage offered by this volume will be of great value not only to specialists, who will find it indispensable, but also to a wide and diverse readership. Recommended for general readers and upper-division undergraduate through professional audience." CHOICE Jan 2002

    "The book is an excellent reference, comprehensive and well-written. It is more like an encyclopedia than a monograph." EH.NET

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    • Date Published: January 2001
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521662147
    • length: 2336 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 135 x 175 mm
    • weight: 3.41kg
    • contains: 250 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction E. J. T. Collins
    Part I. Agriculture in the Industrial State:
    1. Food supplies and food policy E. J. T. Collins
    2. Rural and agricultural change E. J. T. Collins
    3. Agricultural output, income and productivity M. E. Turner
    4. Rural and agricultural politics John R. Fisher
    Part II. Agriculture:
    5. Farming regions edited by Paul Brassley and G. E. Mingay
    5A. Introduction B. A. Holderness
    5B. The south and the south-east B. A. Holderness and G. E. Mingay
    5C. East Anglia and the fenlands B. A. Holderness
    5D. The midlands John R. Walton
    5E. The northern region Christine Hallas
    5F. The south-west Sarah Wilmot
    5G. Wales R. J. Moore-Colyer
    6. Farming systems edited by Paul Brassley
    6A. Introduction Paul Brassley
    6B. Arable systems Paul Brassley
    6C. Pastoral farming systems Paul Brassley
    6D. Dairying B. A. Holderness
    6E. Specialised cropping systems B. A. Holderness
    6F. Intensive livestock keeping B. A. Holderness
    7. Farming techniques edited by Paul Brassley
    7A. Introduction Paul Brassley
    7B. Farm buildings R. D. Brigden
    7C. Equipment and motive power R. D. Brigden
    7D. Land drainage Paul Brassley
    7E. Crop varieties Paul Brassley
    7F. Plant nutrition Paul Brassley
    7G. Weed and pest control Paul Brassley
    7H. Livestock breeds Paul Brassley
    7I. Animal nutrition Paul Brassley
    7J. Animal health and veterinary medicine Paul Brassley
    8. Agricultural science and education Paul Brassley
    9. Agricultural institutions Nicholas Goddard
    Part III. Land, Labour, Capital, Taxation:
    10. Agricultural ownership and estate management J. V. Beckett
    11. The farmer G. E. Mingay
    12. Farm labour Peter Dewey
    13. Investment, accumulation and agricultural credit B. A. Holderness
    14. Taxation G. E. Mingay
    Part IV. Trade, Commerce and Industry edited by John Chartres and Richard Perren
    15. The marketing of agricultural products Richard Perren
    16. Agricultural servicing trades: Agricultural engineering David Grace
    Agricultural chemical and fertiliser industries F. M. L. Thompson
    Veterinary products Richard Perren
    Animal feeding stuffs Richard Perren
    17. Food processing industries: Milling Richard Perren
    Malting Jonathan Brown
    Food manufacturing Richard Perren
    18. Rural industry and malting John Chartres
    19. The retail trades and agricultural services John Chartres
    20. Conclusion John Chartres and Richard Perren
    Part V. Rural Society and Community edited by Alun Howkins:
    21. Rural demography Brian Short
    22. Types of rural communities Alun Howkins
    23. Social, cultural and domestic life Alun Howkins
    24. The local state Anne Digby
    25. Overview Alun Howkins
    Part VI. The Urban Impact on the Countryside Gordon Cherry and John Sheail:
    26. Introduction
    27. Town and country: an overview
    28. The dynamics of change
    29. Expert guidance to the countryside
    30. Woodlands
    31. The lowlands
    32. The uplands
    33. Coasts and rivers
    34. Summary and reflections
    Part VII. The Statistical Base of Agricultural Performance in England and Wales Bethanie Afton and Michael Turner:
    35. Basic statistical data
    36. The size of agricultural holdings
    37. Agricultural output
    38. Rent and land values
    39. The agrarian population
    40. Agrarian occupations
    40. Wages
    42. Capital
    43. Prices
    44. The impact of foreign trade
    45. Conclusion E. J. T. Collins.

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    E. J. T. Collins, University of Reading

    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 Cherry, John Sheail, Bethanie Afton, Michael Turner

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