1. Introduction: Ireland and Irish agricultural history in context; 2. Agricultural change; 3. The occupation of the land; 4. The product of the land: output; 5. The performance of agriculture; 6. Labour and the working of the land; 7. Conclusion - structure, output and performance, and the distribution of the spoils; Appendixes; Bibliography.
'... a splendid and thought-provoking book. Its implications are deep and wide-ranging.' English Historical Review '... remains an impressive contribution to the economic history of Victorian and Edwardian Ireland.' Irish Studies Review