Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Agriculture

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The special value of the parliamentary reports lies in the picture they present of a changing community during times of technical innovations and trade depressions. The reports on the Corn Laws provide this information for the early part of the century and the Royal Commissions on agricultural interests and depression detail the situation in their exhaustive inquiries for the later periods. The employment of women and children for agricultural labour, agricultural customs in Britain, the allotment system and small holdings, commons enclosure, the National Land Company, the state of the agricultural community in Ireland and the crofters and cottars of Scotland are also fully reported on in these papers. -- Publisher's catalogue.

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Agricultural Distress 255
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Depressed State of Agriculture 668
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Labourers Wages 39
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