Agriculture in Depression 1870-1940

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 28, 1995 - Business & Economics - 81 pages
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This concise survey of British agriculture between 1870 and 1940 shows how, after a period of comparative prosperity, British farmers faced a period of depression. The prime cause was the increase in world food supplies and the competition from cheaper producers. The author explains how this agricultural depression affected all groups in British farming in different ways. He provides a succinct survey of the recent literature on the subject and outlines the major areas of controversy. A comprehensive bibliography is provided to help the reader pursue the subject in more detail.
 

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Contents

Prosperity before 1873
1
The great agricultural depression of 18791896
7
Gainers and losers before 1914
17
Temporary revival 19141921
31
Depression of the 1920s and 1930s
37
Tariff protection and other assistance
52
The structure of rural society
62
Conclusion
68
Bibliography
71
Index
79
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