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The history of the British coal industry. Vol. 1, Before 1700,: towards the age of coal

Author: John Hatcher
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1993.
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The first in a five volume history of the British coal industry. Focusing on economics and management, the author traces the production and trade of coal from the intermittent small-scale activity of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hatcher
ISBN: 0198282826 9780198282822
OCLC Number: 60100898
Description: xvii, 624 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Towards the age of coal: the era of cheap fuel -from early times to the mid-16th century; from abundance to scarcity - the rise of coal 1550-1700. Part 2 Regional developments and national trends: the coalfields of Britain. Part 3 The production of coal: mines and the techniques of mining; ownership and enterprise; management; labour relations and work discipline; the economics of mining; life and labour in the collieries. Part 4 The consumption of coal: sales and transport; measuring the coal trade; the organization of the East cost trade; the coal industry and the economy in early modern Britain.
Responsibility: by John Hatcher.
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'this is a splendid history, worthy of its subject, and now complete in the five volumes commissioned by an enlightened National Coal Board ... it seems appropriate that the final instalment should Read more...

 
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