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Unformatted text preview: straw 3. Harvests become larger, more predictable D. Tremendous advances in the field of water management: drainage projects, irrigation systems E. The enclosure system and the crisis it caused 1. Landowners, nobles, leading villagers stand to profit with enclosure system 2. Villagers defend their common land; particularly large struggles in England 3. By the second half of 18 th century: 6 million acres of common lands had been enclosed and developed; leads to improved production, but only for those who hold the land 4. Creation of tenant system, rural hierarchy (yet again) III. Consequences, and limits, of the agricultural revolution for the European population A. Increase in food production, especially wheat B. Spread of new techniques has mixed results C. Effects of the agricultural revolution upon women D. Development of the cottage industry (putting out system) = protoindustrialization...
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