Parliamentary enclosure in England: an introduction to its causes, incidence, and impact, 1750-1850

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Longman, 1997 - Business & Economics - 168 pages
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Parliamentary intervention caused the enclosure of common land into smaller, privately-owned units of land, replacing the traditional open-field system of farming which gave all -- even the poorest in society -- a share of common land. Gordon Mingay examines how Parliamentary enclosure changed forever the way of life and the very appearances of British villages. He also explores its effect on the food supply, and the resulting dispossession of the rural poor from their lands.

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Contents

The Anatomy of Enclosure
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The Objectives of Enclosure
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The Process of Parliamentary Enclosure
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