The History of the British Coal Industry: Volume 3: 1830-1913: Victorian Pre-Eminence

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byRoy Church, Alan Hall, John Kanefsky

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Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, this volume covers the period when coal was the pivot on which British economic pre-eminence rested. It reasses widely accepted generalizations regarding the industry's economic development and explores its social ramifications.

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Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, this volume covers the period when coal was the pivot on which British economic pre-eminence rested. It reasses widely accepted generalizations regarding the industry's economic development and explores its social ramifications.

Roy Church is Professor of Economic and Social History, East Anglia University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:854 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.73 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198282842

ISBN - 13:9780198282846

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"It will remain for a long time the most authorative treatment of the coal industry in the nineteenth century and the starting point for many theses."--Albion "[A] monumental synthesis....The organization of this vast subject is one of Church's greatest achievements, for his divisions and subdivisions give the reader instant access to the desired subject."--Victorian Studies "Every topic of interest and of academic dispute regarding the industry is comprehensively covered....Church has produced a superb volume."--Choice "The most comprehensive history to date of the British coal industry in the nineteenth century....The broad and dispassionate coverage, the careful attention to detail, and the thorough analysis make this volume required reading for all serious students of the Victorian period....It is...economic history at its best."--Journal of Economic History