The Allotment Movement in England, 1793-1873 (Royal by Jeremy Burchardt

By Jeremy Burchardt

The residing criteria of the agricultural negative suffered a serious decline within the first 1/2 the 19th century due to excessive inhabitants development, altering agricultural practices, enclosure and the decline of rural industries. Allotment provision used to be an important counterweight to the pressures. This booklet bargains the 1st systematic research of the early nineteenth-century allotment move, supplying new facts at the chronology of the stream and at the quantity, geographical distribution, dimension, rents, cultivation yields and influence on dwelling criteria of allotments, displaying how the stream introduced the tradition of the agricultural labouring terrible extra heavily into line with the mainstream values of good mid-Victorian England. This publication casts new gentle on vital elements of early and mid-nineteenth-century social and monetary historical past, agriculture and rural society.

JEREMY BURCHARDT is lecturer in Rural heritage, collage of Reading.

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