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- DescriptionArthur Young (1741-1820) was one of the most important agriculturalists and social commentators of the eighteenth century. The account of his journeys around France (1787-9), also published in this series, remains a vital source for understanding the conditions of rural France on the cusp of revolution. The reports produced on agriculture in the English counties when he was Secretary to the Board of Agriculture from 1793 remain valuable historical sources of farming practices at the end of the eighteenth century. In later life, under the influence of his friend William Wilberforce, he became increasingly concerned at the effects of population growth and rising prices upon the rural poor in Britain. These memoirs, published in 1898, are of 'an untiring experimentalist and dreamer of ecomic dreams ...a brilliant man of society and the world', and they give detail to 'a life singularly interesting and singularly sad'.
- Author(s)Arthur Young
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication30/04/2012
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 17th and 18th Centuries
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note5 b/w illus.
- Weight640 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Edited byMatilda Betham-Edwards
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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