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The death of rural England : a social history of the countryside since 1900

Author: Alun Howkins
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alun Howkins's thorough survey is a social history of rural England and Wales in the 20th century. He examines the impact of World War I, the role of agriculture throughout the century, and the expectations of the countryside that modern urban people harbour.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alun Howkins
ISBN: 0415138841 9780415138840 041513885X 9780415138857 9780203414156 0203414152
OCLC Number: 50913525
Description: xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. 'Blue remembered hills': rural society, 1900-21 --
1. The countryside in a new century, 1900-14 --
2. The Great War and its aftermath, 1914-21 --
pt. II. The 'locust years', 1921-39 --
3. The misfortunes of agriculture, 1921-37 --
4. Landowners and farmers --
5. The traditionalists: farm workers and domestic servants --
6. New countrymen and women: workers and trippers --
pt. II. The second agricultural revolution, 1937-90 --
7. War and state agriculture 1937-45 --
8. 'Tractors plus chemicals': agriculture and farming, 1945-90 --
pt. IV. What is the countryside for? Rural society, 1945-2001 --
9. A place to work and a place to play: incomers and outgoers, 1945-90.
Responsibility: Alun Howkins.
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This engaging history of rural England and Wales during the twentieth century looks at the role of the countryside as both a place of work and of leisure and looks at the many crises it has suffered  Read more...

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