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History's Most Dangerous Jobs : Miners.

Author: Anthony Burton
Publisher: Stroud : History Press, 2013.
Series: History's Most Dangerous Jobs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mining is Britain's oldest industry, and this book tells the story of the men and, in the past, women who spent their lives working underground. Geographically the book covers the regions of Devon and Cornwall, Leicester and Nottingham, Yorkshire and Lancashire, Durham and Northumberland, South Wales and Southern Scotland. This is a dramatic story, telling of two wars, the fight against the dangers of floods and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burton, Anthony.
History's Most Dangerous Jobs: Miners.
Stroud : The History Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Burton
ISBN: 9780752492254 075249225X
OCLC Number: 827212166
Description: 1 online resource (298 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; Chapter One Beginnings; Chapter Two T'owd Man; Chapter Three The Deep Pits; Chapter Four Birth of the Steam Age; Chapter Five Masters and Men; Chapter Six The First Unions; Chapter Seven Women and Children; Chapter Eight Searching for Safety; Chapter Nine The Fight for Unity; Chapter Ten Above and Below Ground; Chapter Eleven Union; Chapter Twelve Two Wars; Chapter Thirteen A Time of Struggle; Chapter Fourteen Depression and War; Chapter Fifteen Coal for the Nation; Chapter Sixteen The Last Battles; Plates; Copyright.
Series Title: History's Most Dangerous Jobs.

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Mining is Britain's oldest industry, and this book follows the men and, in the past, women who spent their lives working underground. This story is also one of invention and innovation, looking  Read more...

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