The Nation Fed

  • W. Hamish Fraser
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Abstract

In spite of the fears of British farmers, the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 — a crucial victory for the manufacturing class — did not usher in the destruction of British farming. Overseas supplies of grain did not yet exist in sufficient quantity to swamp the British market. In addition growth in demand could consume what came in from abroad and a growing home supply. For a quarter of a century farming had time to adjust, and to a great extent it took the opportunities offered to it.

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