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Author Howkins, Alun

Title The death of rural England : a social history of the countryside since 1900 / Alun Howkins
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2003

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 260 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. I. 'Blue remembered hills': rural society, 1900-21 -- 1. The countryside in a new century, 1900-14 -- 2. The Great War and its aftermath, 1914-21 -- pt. II. The 'locust years', 1921-39 -- 3. The misfortunes of agriculture, 1921-37 -- 4. Landowners and farmers -- 5. The traditionalists: farm workers and domestic servants -- 6. New countrymen and women: workers and trippers -- pt. II. The second agricultural revolution, 1937-90 -- 7. War and state agriculture 1937-45 -- 8. 'Tractors plus chemicals': agriculture and farming, 1945-90 -- pt. IV. What is the countryside for? Rural society, 1945-2001 -- 9. A place to work and a place to play: incomers and outgoers, 1945-90
Summary In the age of material crises of rural areas, worries about environmental damage and factory farming, urban people's attitudes to the countryside have changed. Rural areas are still seen as places to roam and to enjoy, yet modern agriculture also causes anxieties about the land and its products. Alun Howkins's thorough survey is a social history of rural England and Wales in the 20th century. He examines the impact of World War I, the role of agriculture throughout the century, and the expectations of the countryside that modern urban people harbour. Howkins analyses the role of rural England as a place for work as well as leisure, and the problems caused by these often conflicting roles
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-256) and index
Notes English
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Subject Country life -- England -- History -- 20th century
Landscapes -- England -- History -- 20th century
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Rural.
Country life
Historical geography
Landscapes
Rural conditions
Social conditions
Agrargesellschaft
Landwirtschaft
Ländlicher Raum
Landleben
Platteland.
SUBJECT England -- Social conditions -- 20th century. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85043317
England -- Historical geography
England -- Rural conditions
Subject England
England
Genre/Form Electronic books
History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002152298
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