The Agricultural Labourer; A Short Summary of His Position

The Agricultural Labourer; A Short Summary of His Position

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...Congress at Paris, in 1878, by the same writer, to which the Report of Mr. Jenkins, Assistant Commissioner to the Duke of Richmond, on the Agriculture of the Netherlands and Belgium, was in some sort intended to be an answer. Some of Mr. Jenkins' statements have been challenged by Professor Beaujon (see Major Craigie's Paper already quoted, p. 38); but they do not very much affect the question discussed in this volume; and, lastly, there are the Eeports of the other Assistant Commissioners in 1880, to which I have so frequently referred, and who on this question of small holdings do but reproduce the evidence and echo the opinions to be found in the former Eeports of 1867-9, on which my original estimate was based. Besides these, there are many other writers who have travelled over the same ground since I last explored it: Mr. Kichardson, Lady Verney, Mr. Broderick, M. de Foville, and the various compilers of foreign agricultural statistics. The essence of them all is to be found in Major Craigie's Paper; and I do not find that they have advanced, the question very much beyond the point at which I left it. To begin with M. Laveleye's Essay, this gentleman starts with a preliminary error of some magnitude when he says that, in comparing la petite culture and la grande, Englishmen are accustomed to compare the farming of their own country with that of Ireland. The opinions which prevail on this subject in England have, I venture to say, been founded on no such comparison. They are founded on a comparison of the two systems as they exist side by side in England itself. It is from the difference between English small farms and English large farms that the great majority of persons who have any opinions at all upon the subject have derived...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236864859
  • 9781236864857