Select Committee on Agriculture (53 words)

Historical Context Note

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Ireland was experiencing a serious economic downturn at the beginning of the 1820s. This did not, however, prevent the Anglo-Irish landowners from enforcing unsustainable payments from their tenants, and in 1821 an agrarian rebellion broke out in the south-westerly counties of Ireland. Parliamentary Select Committees on Agriculature largely dismissed the Irish suffering as unimportant.

Editors. "Select Committee on Agriculture". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 August 2013
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