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 2011 · 249pages · 216x138mm

  • ·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. It provides insights into the factors involved in migration, and using computer-assisted analysis of census enumerators’ books examines key dimensions of the communities at the major migrant destinations.


"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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