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Commoners Common Right, Enclosure and Social Change in England, 1700-1820

ISBN-10: 0521567742

ISBN-13: 9780521567749

Edition: 1996

Authors: J. M. Neeson, Lyndal Roper

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This book challenges the view that England had no peasantry, or that it had disappeared before industrialization. Rather it shows that common right and petty landholding shaped social relations in English villages.
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Book details

List price: $62.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/26/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

CRIS BEAM is a journalist who has written for several national magazines as well as for public radio. She has an MFA in nonfiction from Columbia University and teaches creative writing at Columbia and the New School. She lives in New York.Lyndal Roper is professor of history at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Balliol College.

Introduction
The question of value
Survival
Who had common right?
Threats before enclosure
Ordering the commons
Enforcing the orders
The uses of waste
Decline
Two villages
Decline and disappearance
Resisting enclosure
Conclusion
'Making freeman of the slave'
Appendices
Bibliography
Index