Enclosure of the English Commons Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Allen, Robert C. “Introduction: Agrarian Fundamentalism and English Agricultural Development,” in his Enclosure and the Yeoman, pp. 1-21. Oxford: Clarendon, 1992, 376 p.

Introduction to the Agrarian Fundamentalist schools of thought regarding enclosure and why the author rejects their claims.

Chambers, J. D. “Enclosure and Labour Supply in the Industrial Revolution.” In Agriculture and Economic Growth in England, 1650-1815, edited by E. L. Jones, pp. 94-127. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1967.

A quantitative inquiry into the issue of whether enclosure caused depopulation.


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