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Robert C. Allen
Cormac Ó Gráda



french revolution irish agriculture ireland industrial revolution agriculture history young arthur 1741 1820 road irish english

On the road again with Arthur Young : English, Irish, and French agriculture during the Industrial Revolution (1998)

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.
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