Agriculture 1760–1900

  • Neil Tonge
  • Michael Quincey
Part of the Documents and Debates book series (DD)


As Britain moved further into industrialisation its agriculture had to provide a firm foundation to nourish the workforce. The degree to which developments in agriculture encouraged industrialisation is open to debate. In addition, the Industrial Revolution’s initial effect on agriculture in the way of applied science and mechanisation was negligible.


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Further reading

  1. E. L. Jones, The Development of English Agriculture 1815–73 (1968);Google Scholar
  2. P.J. Perry, British Agriculture 1875–1914 (1973);Google Scholar
  3. M. W. Flinn, Readings in Economic and Social History (1964);Google Scholar
  4. J. D. Chambers & G. E. Mingay, The Agricultural Revolution 1750–1880 (1970);Google Scholar
  5. C. Orwin & E. Whetham, A History of British Agriculture 1846–1914 (1964);Google Scholar
  6. F. M. L. Thompson, English Landed Society in the Nineteenth Century (1963).Google Scholar

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© Neil Tonge and Michael Quincey 1980

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  • Neil Tonge
  • Michael Quincey

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