After the Famine examines Irish agriculture in the wake of the disastrous famine of the 1840s. Michael Turner's detailed study is in three parts: he analyzes changing agricultural structures in terms of land use and peasant occupancy; he estimates the annual value of Irish output; he assesses Irish agricultural performance in terms of several measures of productivity. These analyses question prevailing orthodoxies about income distribution, and make an important contribution to a controversial area of Irish and economic history.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||Revised ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Ireland and Irish agricultural history in context; 2. Agricultural change; 3. The occupation of the land; 4. The product of the land: output; 5. The performance of agriculture; 6. Labour and the working of the land; 7. Conclusion - structure, output and performance, and the distribution of the spoils; Appendixes; Bibliography.