The Edwardian Farm
By Jonathan Brown
(Shire, Paperback, 9780747808077, 64pp.)
Publication Date: September 21, 2010
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The Edwardian period is often seen as something of a gilded age; war would imminently remove hundreds of thousands of men from the labor force, and instigate progress to mechanize. Illustrated with a wealth of archive material, this book tells the story of farming in Britain in the early years of the twentieth century - an age of horse, steam and intensive labor. Looking at the structure of farming and its output, alongside the lives of the people who worked the land, this is a fascinating picture of British agriculture at a turning point in history.
Jonathan Brown is an Honorary Fellow of the Museum of Rural Life in Reading. He is the author of several books, including Steam on the Farm (2008).