History of the British Coal Industry
Volume 3: Victorian Pre-Eminence
Assisted by Alan Hall and John Kanefsky
This second volume to appear in the History of the British Coal Industry covers a key period in the industry's development--a time when coal was the pivot on which British economic preeminence rested. Labour supply, capital formation, technology, markets, and trade unions are discussed as well as the experiences of the miners themselves: their earnings, cost of living, housing, health and mortality.