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

The Allotment Movement in England, 1793-1873

byJeremy Burchardt

Paperback | July 21, 2011

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The living standards of the rural poor suffered a severe decline in the first half of the nineteenth century as a result of high population growth, changing agricultural practices, enclosure and the decline of rural industries. Allotment provision was the most important counterweight to the pressures. This book offers the first systematic analysis of the early nineteenth-century allotment movement, providing new data on its chronology and on the number, geographical distribution, size, rents, cultivation yields and effect on living standards of allotments. It thus shows how the movement brought the culture of the rural labouring poor more closely into line with the mainstream values of respectable mid-Victorian England, and casts new light on central aspects of early and mid-nineteenth-century social and economic history, agriculture and rural society. JEREMY BURCHARDT is lecturer in Rural History, University of Reading.
Title:The Allotment Movement in England, 1793-1873Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.63 inPublished:July 21, 2011Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843836432

ISBN - 13:9781843836438

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