After the Famine: Irish Agriculture, 1850-1914

ISBN: 9780521553889
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1996-03-29
Number of pages: 330
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After the Famine examines Irish agriculture in the wake of the disastrous famine of the 1840s. Michael Turner's detailed study is in three parts: he analyzes changing agricultural structures in terms of land use and peasant occupancy; he estimates the annual value of Irish output; he assesses Irish agricultural performance in terms of several measures of productivity. These analyses question prevailing orthodoxies about income distribution, and make an important contribution to a controversial area of Irish and economic history.

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