English Peasant Farming

Author: Joan Thirsk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136582029
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Servants In Husbandry In Early Modern England

Author: Ann Kussmaul
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521235662
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This book explores servants in husbandry and considers the wider historiographical implications.

Farmers Consumers Innovators

Author: Christopher Dyer
Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
ISBN: 1909291846
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Joan Thirsk was the leading English agrarian historian of the late 20th century. Perhaps best known for her research into regional farming, she also wrote much about rural industry, changing tastes and fashions, and innovations in the rural economy. This book is based on a conference held in her honor (following her death in 2013) that was intended not to look back but rather to identify Joan Thirsk's relevance for historians now, and to present new work that has been influenced and inspired by her.

English Rural Society 1500 1800

Author: John Chartres
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521031561
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Written largely by her former research students, this book honours the varied and creative career of Joan Thirsk.

Born In The Country

Author: David B. Danbom
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801884597
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Born in the Country was the first—and is still the only—general history of rural America published. Ranging from pre-Columbian times to the enormous changes of the twentieth century, Born in the Country masterfully integrates agricultural, technological, and economic themes with new questions social historians have raised about the American experience—including the different experiences of whites and blacks, men and women, natives and new immigrants. In this second edition, David B. Danbom expands and deepens his coverage of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, focusing on the changes in agriculture and rural life since 1945. He discusses the alarming decline of agriculture as a productive enterprise and the parallel disintegration of farm families into demographic insignificance. In a new and provocative afterword, Danbom reflects on whether a distinctive style of rural life exists any longer. Combining mastery of existing scholarship with a fresh approach to new material, Born in the Country continues to define the field of American rural history.