Enclosure and the yeoman / Robert C. Allen.

"This book traces the shift from medieval to modern institutions in English agriculture. It explores their importance for productivity growth, income distribution, and the contribution of agriculture to British economic development. Robert C. Allen's pioneering study shows that, contrary t...

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Online Access:Electronic book from Oxford Scholarship Online
Main Author: Allen, Robert C., 1947-
Format: eBook
Published:Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Table of Contents:
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Abbreviations
  • 1 Introduction: Agrarian Fundamentalism and English Agricultural Development (starting p. 1)
  • pt. I The Rise of the Yeoman and the Landlords' Agricultural Revolution
  • 2 Enclosure in the South Midlands (starting p. 25)
  • 3 Enclosure and Depopulation (starting p. 37)
  • 4 The Rise of the Yeoman (starting p. 56)
  • 5 The Disappearance of the Yeoman in the Open Fields (starting p. 78)
  • pt. II Enclosure and Productivity Growth
  • 6 The Adoption of Modern Methods (starting p. 107)
  • 7 Yields and Output (starting p. 130)
  • 8 Employment and Labour Productivity (starting p. 150)
  • 9 Rent Increases and Overall Farm Efficiency (starting p. 171)
  • pt. III Capitalist Agriculture and Productivity Growth
  • 10 Yeomen, Capitalist Farmers, and the Growth in Yields (starting p. 191)
  • 11 Labour Shedding and the Growth in Productivity (starting p. 211)
  • pt. IV Agrarian Change and Industrialization
  • 12 The Failure of Protoindustry and the Origins of the Surplus Labour Economy, 1676-1831 (starting p. 235)
  • 13 Agrarian Change and Economic Growth (starting p. 263)
  • pt. V The Distribution of the Benefits of Technical Progress
  • 14 Who Gained from the Agricultural Revolution? (starting p. 283)
  • 15 The Yeoman Alternative (starting p. 303)
  • App. I: Regional Patterns of Peasant Land Tenure (starting p. 312)
  • App. II: The Batchelor-Parkinson Farm Model (starting p. 316)
  • App. III: Sources of Real Wages (starting p. 320)
  • App. IV: Sources of Agricultural Output and Input Price Indices (starting p. 327)
  • Bibliography (starting p. 333)
  • Index (starting p. 365)