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On the road again with Arthur Young: English, Irish, and French agriculture during the Industrial Revolution

Robert Allen () and Cormac Ó Gráda ()

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Abstract: In their day Arthur Young's tours of England, Ireland, and France represented a revolutionary approach to agricultural research. Here we avail of one part of the wealth of statistical data collected by Young-that on grain yields- to provide a comparative perspective on agricultural technique and progress in these countries around 1770 to 1850. We show that, ironically, Young's carefully assembled data do not always support some of his best-remembered generalizations.

Keywords: Agriculture--History; Young, Arthur, 1741-1820; Industrial revolution (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1998-03
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Published in: The Journal of Economic History, 48(1) 1998-03

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Journal Article: On the Road Again with Arthur Young: English, Irish, and French Agriculture during the Industrial Revolution (1988) Downloads
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