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Agriculture in Britain 1815–1914

  • David Taylor
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Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MACMMA)

Abstract

British agriculture experienced mixed fortunes between 1815 and 1914 and, overall, declined in importance within the economy compared with the industrial sector. Its gradual demise may be illustrated by reference to the numbers employed in agriculture (see below):

Year

% of adult male work force in agriculture

1851

20

1881

16

1911

5

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