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Master of Arts




The original idea for this thesis in British Agrarian History evolved when it was discovered how much attention has been given to interpreting primary source material, and how little attention has been given to the primary sources themselves The student in Britain must find the task of research somewhat simple, for within the bounds of London can be found most of the necessary records, letters and statutes. The student confined to the United States must rely heavily upon printed sources. This paper is intended to serve as a guide to and study of major enclosure writings, speeches and policies that are contained in the accessible printed works. As meager as the list of written collections appears at expands rapidly, but with no standard against which to check, it may never be known when the compilation is complete. The ensuing secondary source bibliography has been limited in this work to the actual references cited and used.

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