Pit Women, Coal Communities in Northern England in the Early Twentieth Century, by Griselda Carr
Published by Merlin Press in 2001, 174 pages. Paperback (N3441)
Brand New Book
This book offers a fascinating insight into the soial history of working class mining families in the early 20th century, and gives an invaluable account of what mining life was like in that period.
Depicting women as the head of mining families, the describes how miners depended upon their wives and sometimes daughters to help them recuperate from their hard hours of underground labor. Responsible for meals, laundry, money management, and social planning, these women, young or old, shouldered the burden of maintaining a healthy family among the rigors of strikes, closures, accidents, and deaths within mining communities.