1st Edition

Mining and Social Change (Routledge Revivals) Durham County in the Twentieth Century

Edited By Martin Bulmer Copyright 1978
    322 Pages
    by Routledge

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    The strong community ties of mining villages are the central concern of this book, which deals with the social history and sociology of mining in County Durham in the twentieth century. Focusing on the country as a whole, this title, first published in 1978, asks what is most distinctive about the area in the past and how it is changing in the present.

    The personal documents presented in the first chapters of the book bring to life the local mining community with an evocative picture of village life at the turn of the century. These first-hand accounts are integrated with the results of social research carried out at Durham University over a number of years.

    Mining and Social Change will be of interest to students of history and sociology.

    Contributors;  1. Introduction  2. Social Structure and Social Change in the Twentieth-Century  3. The Legacy of Mining  4. Durham Mining Villages  5. The Leek  6. The Influence of Peter Lee  7. Politics and Housing in a Durham Mining Town  8. The Stronghold if Labour  9. The Character of Local Politics  10. Inter-War Unemployment in West Durham  11. Employment and Unemployment in Mining  12. Change, Policy and Planning since 1918  13. The Origins of Newton Aycliffe  14. The Foundations of Peterlee New Town  15. The Decline of Mining: a Case Study in Spennymoor  16. The Growth of Factory Industry: Miners become Textile Operatives;  Appendix A: Guide to Further Reading on County Durham;  Appendix B: The Study of Coal-Mining Settlements and Theories of ‘Community’;  Appendix C: Personal Documents as Sociological Data;  Acknowledgements;  Index


    Martin Bulmer