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Exodus from Cardiganshire

Rural-Urban Migration in Victorian Britain

Author(s): Kathryn J Cooper

Language: English

Genre(s): History Welsh Interest

Series: Studies in Welsh History

June 2011288 pages

Paperback - 9780708323991 eBook - epub - 9781783164677 eBook - mobi - 9781783164684 eBook - pdf - 9780708324103

About The Book

Was migration from Victorian Cardiganshire simply a flight from rural poverty? This book relates the rate and timing of the outward movements from the county to the prevailing social and economic conditions.


"The rural exodus had a dramatic effect on the identity of Wales. This excellent book is a pioneering study of migration from the countryside, and is essential reading for anyone concerned with rural de-population and modern Welsh history."--K. D. M.Snell, University of Leicester --K. D. M. Snell


Introduction Chapter One Nineteenth-century Cardiganshire: its economy and society Chapter Two The role of the lead mining industry Chapter Three The decision to move Chapter Four Rural out-migration trends: the census evidence Chapter Five The move to south Wales Chapter Six The lure of London Chapter Seven The move to Liverpool and the north-west Chapter Eight Emigration Chapter Nine Conclusion

About the Author(s)

Kathryn J Cooper

Dr. K. Cooper is retired; she received her PhD at Leicester University.

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