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Michael TurnerUniversity of Hull


After the Famine examines the recovery in Irish agriculture in the wake of the disastrous potato famine of the 1840s, and presents an annual agricultural output series for Ireland from 1850 to 1914. Michael Turner's detailed study is in three parts: he analyses the changing structure of agriculture in terms of land use and peasant occupancy; he presents estimates of the annual value of Irish output between 1850 and 1914; and he assesses Irish agricultural performance in terms of several measures of productivity. These analyses are placed in the context of British and European agricultural development, and suggest that, contrary to prevailing orthodoxies, landlords rather than tenants were the main beneficiaries in the period leading up to the land reforms. After the Famine is an important contribution to an extremely controversial area of Irish social and economic history. • Important contribution to an extremely controversial area, which questions the current orthodox views • Presents the first ever annual agricultural output series for Ireland for the period 1850–1914 • Gathers a large amount of data on agricultural structure and output Contents

1. Introduction: Ireland and Irish agricultural history in context;

2. Agricultural change;

3. The occupation of the land;

4. The product of the land: output;

5. The performance of agriculture;

6. Labour and the working of the land;

7. Conclusion - structure, output and performance, and the distribution

of the spoils; Appendixes; Bibliography.






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* Persuade relevant authors, editors and website content providers to stop using the word ‘Famine’ for what took place in Ireland between 1845 and 1850, and start using terms such as, "The Great Hunger" or 'An tOcras Mór

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