The Death of Rural England: A Social History of the Countryside since 1900

Synopsis

Alun Howkins' panoramic survey is a social history of rural England and Wales in the twentieth century. He examines the impact of the First World War, the role of agriculture throughout the century, and the expectations of the countryside that modern urban people harbour. Howkins analyzes the role of rural England as a place for work as well as leisure, and the problems caused by these often conflicting roles.This overview will be welcomed by anyone interested in agricultural and social history, historical geographers, and all those interested in rural affairs.