Politics and the Land

Politics and the Land

by Cecil Dampier-Whetham


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Politics and the Land by Cecil Dampier-Whetham

Sir William Cecil Dampier-Whetham (1867-1952) was a British scientist and agriculturalist who was knighted in 1931 for services to agriculture. In this book, which was first published in 1927, Dampier-Whetham provides a discussion of agricultural policy and how it is created. The text also gives a critical account of the many proposals made for rural reconstruction and development around the time of publication. It is divided into three main parts: 'British Agriculture'; 'The Land and its Owners'; and 'The Future of Rural England'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in British rural history, agricultural development and economic history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107615526
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/20/2013
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; The land; Introduction; Part I. British Agriculture: 1. Arable and grass land; 2. Crop yields; 3. Land improvement and reclamation; 4. Security of tenure; 5. Agricultural depression; Part II. The Land and its Owners: 6. The history of the manor; 7. The landowner; 8. The management of agricultural land by the state; 9. The finances of nationalization; Part III. The Future of Rural England: 10. Our present discontents; 11. The outlook for agricultural prices and costs; 12. Rural development; Index.

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