On the road again with Arthur Young : English, Irish, and French agriculture during the Industrial Revolution

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Title: On the road again with Arthur Young : English, Irish, and French agriculture during the Industrial Revolution
Authors: Allen, Robert C.
Ó Gráda, Cormac
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/374
Date: Mar-1998
Abstract: In their day Arthur Young's tours of England, Ireland, and France represented a revolutionary approach to agricultural research. Here we avail of one part of the wealth of statistical data collected by Young-that on grain yields- to provide a comparative perspective on agricultural technique and progress in these countries around 1770 to 1850. We show that, ironically, Young's carefully assembled data do not always support some of his best-remembered generalizations.
Funding Details: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Economic History Association
Copyright (published version): Copyright 1998 The Economic History Association
Subject LCSH: Agriculture--History
Young, Arthur, 1741-1820
Industrial revolution
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Research Collection

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