Industrial revolution in north Wales

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    Authors & editors

    Dodd, A H [Author]

    Publisher Bridge Books
    Year of publication 1971

    English (main text)

    Medium Book

    History of industry & archaeology

    Scope & contentThis substantial traces, in detail, the development of the Industrial Revolution in Wales from 1760-1840 and the socioeconomic factors that brought it to a halt in the 1860's as prosperity and progress gave way to growth in South Wales, the Midlands, Lancashire, and Yorkshire. The first chapter examines the socioeconomic life and conditions of North Wales before 1760 and the craft and textile industries, mining, quarrying and smelting industries that had remained almost unchanged since medieval times. Subsequent chapters cover: the proprietors who were keen to make improvements; enclosure of land; development of transport and communication; iron, copper, brass, and lead industries advanced by steam engines; collieries and quarries for coal, slate and stone; Welsh woollens and the spread of textile factories and steam power; cotton spinning and other textile industries such as linen, silk, hemp for rope-making, and leather; capitalism and the growth of the stock market; the labouring poor and the effects of wages and working conditions on poverty, emigration, revolt and growth of Methodism and trade unions.
    KeywordsTextiles, Mining & quarrying, Leather, Iron & steel, Flint, Copper, Brass, Archaeology & history, Agriculture, Wales

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    Accession no. 229908

    • Shelf location: S 104-DOD
    • Notes: This book, first published in 1933, was reprinted with corrections and a few additions in 1951. The revised edition published in 1971 was reissued with corrections of factual errors by Bridge Books in 1991. It is includes an extensive bibliography including new material published since 1951. 439 pages.