A Short History of English Agriculture [NOOK Book]

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CONTENTS
LANDMARKS IN ENGLISH AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER I
Communistic Farming. — Growth of the Manor. — Early Prices. — The Organization and Agriculture of the Manor
CHAPTER II
The Thirteenth Century. — The Manor at its Zenith, with Seeds of Decay already visible. — Walter of Henley
CHAPTER III
The Fourteenth Century. — Decline of Agriculture. — The Black Death. — Statute of Labourers
CHAPTER IV
How the Classes connected with the Land lived in the Middle Ages
CHAPTER V
The Break-up of the Manor. — Spread of Leases. — The Peasants' Revolt. — Further Attempts to regulate Wages. — A Harvest Home. — Beginning of the Corn Laws. — Some Surrey Manors
CHAPTER VI
1400-1540. The so-called 'Golden Age of the Labourer' in a Period of General Distress
CHAPTER VII
Enclosure
CHAPTER VIII
Fitzherbert. — The Regulation of Hours and Wages
CHAPTER IX
1540-1600. Progress at last — Hop-growing. — Progress of Enclosure. — Harrison's Description
CHAPTER X
1540-1600. Live Stock. — Flax. — Saffron. — The Potato. — The Assessment of Wages
CHAPTER XI
1600-1700. Clover and Turnips. — Great Rise in Prices. — More Enclosure. — A Farming Calendar
CHAPTER XII
The Great Agricultural Writers of the Seventeenth Century. — Fruit-growing. — A Seventeenth-century Orchard
CHAPTER XIII
The Evils of Common Fields. — Hops. — Implements. — Manures. — Gregory King. — Corn Laws
CHAPTER XIV
1700-65. General Characteristics of the Eighteenth Century. — Crops. — Cattle. — Dairying. — Poultry. — Tull and the New Husbandry. — Bad Times. — Fruit-growing
CHAPTER XV
1700-65. Townshend. — Sheep-rot. — Cattle Plague. — Fruit-growing
CHAPTER XVI
1765-93. Arthur Young. — Crops and their Cost. — The Labourers' Wages and Diet. — The Prosperity of Farmers. — The Country Squire. — Elkington. — Bakewell. — The Roads. — Coke of Holkham
CHAPTER XVII
1793-1815. The Great French War. — The Board of Agriculture. — High Prices, and Heavy Taxation
CHAPTER XVIII
Enclosure. — The Small Owner
CHAPTER XIX
1816-37. Depression
CHAPTER XX
1837-75. Revival of Agriculture. — The Royal Agricultural Society. — Corn Law Repeal. — A Temporary Set-back. — The Halcyon Days
CHAPTER XXI
1875-1908. Agricultural Distress again. — Foreign Competition. — Agricultural Holdings Act. — New Implements. — Agricultural Commissions. — The Situation in 1908
CHAPTER XXII
Imports and Exports. — Live Stock
CHAPTER XXIII
Modern Farm Live Stock

APPENDICES
I. Average Prices from 1259 to 1700
II. Exports and Imports of Wheat and Flour from and into England, unimportant years omitted
III. Average Prices per Imperial Quarter of British Corn in England and Wales, in each year from 1771 to 1907 inclusive
IV. Miscellaneous Information
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  • BN ID: 2940014548663
  • Publisher: VolumesOfValue
  • Publication date: 4/22/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 403 KB

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