English Parliamentary Enclosure

  title={English Parliamentary Enclosure},
  author={Jerome Blum},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={477 - 504}
  • J. Blum
  • Published 1 September 1981
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
The debate about what really happened during the so-called era of parliamentary enclosure, from about 1760 to 1840, has been a constant of English agricultural history. It is a subject that refuses to die.l The primary explanation both for the continued historiographical discussion and for the differences of opinion lies in the scantiness of quantitative data for that era. The statistical desert makes it impossible to make incontestable quantitative statements about parliamentary enclosures.2… 
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