Series: Studies in Welsh History
Paperback - 9780708323991 eBook - epub - 9781783164677 eBook - mobi - 9781783164684 eBook - pdf - 9780708324103
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