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The Agrarian History of England and Wales

The Agrarian History of England and Wales

Volume 8. 1914–1939


Part of Agrarian History of England and Wales

  • Date Published: August 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521200134

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  • Volume VIII of the Agrarian History of England and Wales was first published in 1978, and provides a technical, social and economic history of rural England and Wales in the years 1914–39. This period included four years of war, during which there was a rapid rise in prices, the post-war deflation and the depression. The author assesses the effects of these political and economic conditions on farming and farm workers. She describes regional variations in patterns of farming and the changes in methods of production by which farmers tried to reduce costs and increase output. She also examines the extension of government control over farming and the introduction of the marketing boards, and discusses the development of agricultural technology. Above all, she describes considers the conditions of life for the diminishing numbers of farm workers.

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    • Date Published: August 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521200134
    • length: 378 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface by the general editor
    Weights and measures
    1. Agricultural production in 1914
    2. Markets for the agricultural output
    3. Types of farming
    4. Land and people
    5. Agriculture and the outbreak of war
    6. Policy for agriculture, 1915–16
    7. The food shortage and agricultural policy 1916–18
    8. Price control and agricultural policy, 1918–20
    9. The post-war years, 1919–21
    10. Prices, costs and policy, 1921–9
    11. Changes in farming practice
    12. Farming inputs and outputs
    13. The economic depression, 1929–33
    14. Agricultural policy, 1929–37
    15. Practice with science
    16. Changes in farming practice
    17. The waygoing
    18. The land
    Selected bibliography

  • Editor

    Edith H. Whetham

    General Editor

    Joan Thirsk

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