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Author Burchardt, Jeremy, 1969-

Title The allotment movement in England, 1793-1873 / Jeremy Burchardt
Published Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : Boydell Press ; Rochester, NY : Boydell & Brewer Inc., 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 287 pages)
Series Studies in history. New series, 0269-2244
Royal Historical Society studies in history. New series.
Contents The first allotment movement, c. 1793-1830 -- The resurgence of allotment promotion and provision after 1830 -- The national movement and the Labourer's Friend Society -- The local movement and individual activists -- The allotment landlord -- The allotment tenant -- The social consequences of allotments -- Allotment promotion and provision, c. 1845-1873
Summary 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 the chronology of the movement and on the number, geographical distribution, size, rents, cultivation yields and effect on living standards of allotments, showing how the movement brought the culture of the rural labouring poor more closely into line with the mainstream values of respectable mid-Victorian England. This book 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
Notes "A Royal Historical Society publication."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Labourers' Friend Society (London, England) -- History.
Agricultural laborers -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Allotment of land -- England -- History.
Rural poor -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Working-men's gardens -- England -- History.
England -- Rural conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585490880 (electronic bk.)
1846150159 (electronic bk.)
9780585490885 (electronic bk.)
9781846150159 (electronic bk.)
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