The entrepreneurial society of the Rhondda Valleys, 1840-1920 : power and influence in the Porth-Pontypridd region (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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The entrepreneurial society of the Rhondda Valleys, 1840-1920 : power and influence in the Porth-Pontypridd region

Author: Richard Griffiths
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first significant study of the entrepreneurial society created by the Welsh coal boom (most books up to now having concentrated upon the workers and the unions).
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Griffiths, Richard, 1935-
Entrepreneurial society of the Rhondda Valleys, 1840-1920.
Cardiff : University of Wales Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)587198827
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Griffiths
ISBN: 9780708322918 0708322913 9781783164172 1783164174 1299200699 9781299200692
OCLC Number: 671928740
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 352 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Preface; List of Illustrations; Abbreviations; Note on surnames; The SouthWales Coal Industry; 'A dogged will, a fixity of purpose, a tenacity ofspirit': Siamps Thomas (1817-1901); 'A blunt, straightforward, and from head to feet anhonest man': Richard Mathias (1814-1890); The Rhondda Second Generation:William Henry Mathias (1845-1922), a Rhondda Notable; The Rhondda Second Generation:Some Other Major Figures; W.H. Mathias and Local Government, 1886-1919; 'The history of the undertaking is rather peculiar':The Cowbridge-Aberthaw Railway and the Rhondda Connection, 1886-1892 Further peculiar undertakings:Windsor Colliery, Abertridwr and the Parc Newydd EstateHeroism or Negligence? Siamps Thomas andtheTynewydd Disaster, 1877; The Albion Disaster, 1894; The 1893 Hauliers' Strike; The 1898 Strike; 'One of the greatest of the Welsh coalowners':William James Thomas's business interests, 1900-1925; 'Ynyshir's most noted citizen, the Principality's mostnoble benefactor':William James Thomas's manybenefactions, and his later years; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Richard Griffiths.

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This is the first book to examine in a systematic way the entrepreneurial society of the Welsh Valleys. The book looks at the various sources of wealth in the area - coal, railway building,  Read more...

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