Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. A. Stanley Trickett


This study begins with a background of British agricultre followed by an introduction to Cobbett, and a review of the economic and social changes that precipitated the enactment of the Corn Laws in the early nineteenth century. The primary laws under discussion are those of 1804 and 1815. The emphasis of the study is on the reaction to pending legislation. Therefore, the work terminates with the passage of the Corn Law of 1815. Quotations from Cobbett's articles were selected from his famous Political Register...


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History of the Faculty of the College of Graduate Studies University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1964 Rosalie Rowell Stringfellow

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