Throughout the course of his life, Cobbett (1763-1835) was constantly concerned with improving the living conditions of the labouring classes. Performing timelessly as the quintessential guide to self-sufficiency, Cottage Economy (1821) provided practical instructions to teach labourers the arts of keeping livestock, making bread, and brewing beer.
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About the Author
Born in Farnham, England, in 1763, William Cobbett traveled between England and America preaching the virtues of practical self-sufficiency. He was a combative and witty writer who like nothing better than to practice what he preached.