A land of milk and butter : how elites created the modern Danish dairy industry (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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A land of milk and butter : how elites created the modern Danish dairy industry

Author: Markus Lampe; Paul Sharp
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
Series: Markets and governments in economic history
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
How and why does Denmark have one of the richest, most equal, and happiest societies in the world today? Historians have often pointed to developments from the late nineteenth century, when small peasant farmers worked together through agricultural cooperatives, whose exports of butter and bacon rapidly gained a strong foothold on the British market. This book presents a radical retelling of this story, placing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Markus Lampe; Paul Sharp
ISBN: 9780226549507 022654950X
OCLC Number: 1107041302
Description: viii, 273 sider : ill.
Contents: Indhold: Introduction ; The economic and political context for Danish agricultural development, ca. 1660-1850 ; The agricultural reforms, 1750s-1800s ; The spread of the Holstein system ; From bullshit to butter: accounting and production decisions ; Science, innovation, and the dissemination of knowledge ; How the Danes discovered Britain ; Industrial and trade policy ; The spread of modern dairying beyond the estates: the rise of the cooperatives ; Agriculture, industry, and modern economic growth in Denmark ; Lessons from the Danish agricultural revolution for developing countries
Series Title: Markets and governments in economic history

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An economic history of the modern Danish dairy industry.  Read more...

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