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4%OFFCeri Thompson - From the Cradle to the Coalmine: The Story of Children in Welsh Mines - 9781783160549 - V9781783160549
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From the Cradle to the Coalmine: The Story of Children in Welsh Mines

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Description for From the Cradle to the Coalmine: The Story of Children in Welsh Mines Paperback. .
It is widely believed that the employment of children underground in coal mines ended in 1842. This book, in contrast, shows that young people remained an important part of the workforce up until the virtual demise of the industry in the late twentieth century. The Children's Employment Commission was established in 1840 to expose the conditions under which children had to work underground; as we might expect, public opinion was outraged by what came to light, and a law was passed to prevent all females and boys under the age of ten from working underground. However, the lack of inspectors ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
UNIVERSITY OF WALES PRESS
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
Number of Pages
112
Place of Publication
Wales, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781783160549
SKU
V9781783160549
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 4 to 8 working days
Ref
99-2

About Ceri Thompson
Ceri Thompson is Curator of the Coal mining collections, Amgueddfa Cymru / Museums Wales.

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