Power, culture, and conflict in the coalfields : West Virginia and South Wales, 1900-1922
Fagge, Roger (1996) Power, culture, and conflict in the coalfields : West Virginia and South Wales, 1900-1922. Manchester: Manchester University Press . ISBN 0719047455Full text not available from this repository.
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This text provides a comparative perspective on two major coalfields, in order to allow a historically constructed view of the patterns of experience and behaviour in mining communities. It shows how the contrasting cultural formations, social structures and power relationships within West Virginia and South Wales definitely shaped the content and form of industrial conflict, as well as broader political identities and languages. This led to huge labour "civil wars" in West Virginia, backed by appeals to an ambigous Americanism, while the South Wales miners embarked on less violent solidaristic strike activity, accompanied by a shift towards labourist and class politics. The book draws on a wide range of sources in both Britain and the US, and provides an insight into the complex world of the coal miner. It should be useful to those interested in US and British social and labour history, and the regional histories of Wales and Appalachia.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History > Comparative American Studies
Faculty of Arts > History
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Coal miners -- Labor unions -- Political activity -- West Virginia -- History -- 20th century, Coal miners -- Labor unions -- Political activity -- Wales, South -- History -- 20th century, Coal miners -- West Virginia -- History -- 20th century, Coal miners -- Wales, South -- History -- 20th century, Identity politics -- Wales, South -- History -- 20th century, Identity politics -- West Virginia -- History -- 20th century|
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Place of Publication:||Manchester|
|Number of Pages:||290|
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