The Cruel Inheritance - Life and death in the Coalfields of Glamorgan

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The Cruel Inheritance - Life and death in the Coalfields of Glamorgan

The Cruel Inheritance - Life and death in the Coalfields of Glamorgan, by Roger Williams and David Jones

Book published by Village in 1990, 108 pages. Paperback (S5657)

From the rear side cover: By the middle of the 19th century the once green and tranquil valleys of Glamorgan had fallen prey to the insatiable demands of the developing coal industry. While the new mine owners pursued their quest for wealth, the miner and his family lived constantly in the shadow of impending tragedy.

This book traces the evolution of an industry which in South Wales was to become synonymous with disaster. But the raw materials of this extraordinary historical record are the matter of fact reports of the men themselves, the words of contemporary journalists and damning indictments of the official tribunals as they tried to make sense, time after time, of coal's terrible toll of human life

Condition of the book is generally good. The cover has some scuffs and blemishes, and light nibbling along the edges, but the spine is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

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