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Food and Agriculture

Roderick Floud

in The People and the British Economy, 1830–1914

Published in print April 1997 | ISBN: 9780192892102
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670602 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892102.003.0007
Food and Agriculture

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This chapter examines changes in agriculture from 1830–1914. During this period, British agriculture came to work within an entirely new economic environment and, to achieve this, British landowners, farmers and workers demonstrated great adaptability. As incomes rose, consumers demanded both more and better food. In some cases, the main impact on the consumer was through price. A number of farming operations were also mechanized before 1914.

Keywords: mechanization; agriculture; farming operations; landowners; farmers; workers

Chapter.  5628 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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