English Peasant Farming

Author: Joan Thirsk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136581952
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

English Rural Society 1500 1800

Author: John Chartres
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521031561
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Written largely by her former research students, this book honours the varied and creative career of Joan Thirsk.

Born in the Country

Author: David B. Danbom
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801884597
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Born in the Country was the first—and is still the only—general history of rural America published. Ranging from pre-Columbian times to the enormous changes of the twentieth century, Born in the Country masterfully integrates agricultural, technological, and economic themes with new questions social historians have raised about the American experience—including the different experiences of whites and blacks, men and women, natives and new immigrants. In this second edition, David B. Danbom expands and deepens his coverage of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, focusing on the changes in agriculture and rural life since 1945. He discusses the alarming decline of agriculture as a productive enterprise and the parallel disintegration of farm families into demographic insignificance. In a new and provocative afterword, Danbom reflects on whether a distinctive style of rural life exists any longer. Combining mastery of existing scholarship with a fresh approach to new material, Born in the Country continues to define the field of American rural history.

A Lost Frontier Revealed

Author: Alan Fox
Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
ISBN: 1907396365
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Seeking to draw new conclusions about settlement distributions and population densities, patterns of wealth, underprivileged assistance, and land usage, this reference uses multiple criteria to subdivide England into regions. This unusual and probing study establishes the presence of an informal cultural frontier between two proposed societies, which would lie astride the Leicestershire-Lincolnshire border, in order to identify cultural differences and divides that are clearly visible in the English countryside. Taking the unique approach of stressing early-modern-period rural landscapes, this examination looks at the enduring social and economic links between the area's population and its landscape.