Farming in the 1920s and 30s

Farming in the 1920s and 30s

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With world markets upset and economies in recession, the 1920s and '30s were not an easy time for farmers, who required great resilience to survive. Jonathan Brown here examines the challenges that farmers faced and the ways in which they responded. Some turned to new crops, with new markets emerging for sugar beet, eggs, milk and pork. Some used tractors and other machines to increase productivity, and the motor car and lorry opened up new possibilities for bringing produce to market. It was hard work whichever direction was taken, but the effects of these innovations was undeniably beneficial and the farming landscape was transformed from what it had been in Victorian and Edwardian times.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 147.32 x 205.74 x 7.62mm | 140.61g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 b/w; 40 col
  • 074781094X
  • 9780747810940
  • 636,730

About Jonathan Brown

Jonathan Brown is an Honorary Fellow of the Museum of Rural Life in Reading. He is the author of several books, including 'Steam on the Farm' and, for Shire, 'The Edwardian Farm'.
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Table of contents

?Introduction / Adjusting to Peace in the 1920s / The Farmers / The Farms / Cows, Pigs and Sheep / Dairy Farming / The Poultry Farm / The Arable Farmer / Power on the Land / Return to War / Further Reading / Index
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