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South Wales Coalfield Further Reading List

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All items listed in the further reading are available for consultation in either the South Wales Miners’ Library or the Library and Information Centre, University of Wales Swansea.

General

Arnott, R Page South Wales Miners, Glowyr De Cymru, A History of the South Wales Miners’ Federation (1898-1914)
George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1967

Arnott, R Page South Wales Miners, Glowyr De Cymru, A History of the South Wales Miners’ Federation (1914-1926)
Cymric Federation Press, 1975

Church, Roy The History of the British Coal Industry, volume 3, 1830-1913
Clarendon Press, 1986

Egan, David. Coal Society. A History of the South Wales Mining Valleys, 1840-1980
Gomer Press, 1987

Francis, Hywel Miners’ Against Fascism, Wales and the Spanish Civil War
Lawrence & Wishart, 1984

Francis, Hywel.The Fed. A History of the South Wales Miners in the Twentieth Century
University of Wales Press, 1998

Williams, R & Jones, D.The Cruel Inheritance. Life and death in the coalfields of Glamorgan
Village Publishing. 1990

Place

Bowen, E.G. Wales, A study in Geography and History. (Cardiff, 1952)

Cynon Valley History Society. Cynon Coal. History of a  Mining Valley. (Gomer Press, 2001.)

Jones, Philip N. Colliery Settlement in the South Wales Coalfield 1850 to 1926. (University of Hull publications, 1969).

Morris, J.H. and Williams, L.J. The South Wales Coal Industry. 1841-1875. (Cardiff, 1958)

Rider, S.W. South Wales: a physical and economic geography. (London, 1926)

LIFE:

Economy 

Humphreys, Graham. Industrial Britain. South Wales. (Newton Abbot, 1972).

Williams, John. Was Wales Industrialised? Essays in Modern Welsh History. (Gomer 1995).

Adult Education

Burge, Alun, Davies, Keith, Francis, Hywel. Enlightenment of the Highest  Order; the education programme of the South Wales Miners. (DACE, Swansea, 1996).

Davies, D. Llewelyn. A history of Cwmaman Institute. (Mountain Ash, 1982).

Evans, D. Gareth. A History of Wales, 1815-1906. (Cardiff, 1989).

Francis, Hywel. Do miners` read Dickens? Communities, Universities and a new beginning. (University of Wales Press, Swansea, 1994).

Francis, Hywel. (ed). Adult education in the valleys: the last fifty years. (Llafur, 1986).

Hoare, George. The History of Oakdale Institute 1912-1946.

Lewis, Richard. Leaders and teachers: adult education and the challenge of Labour in South Wales 1906-1940. (Cardiff, 1993).

Rose, Jonathan. The intellectual life of the British Working Classes. (London, 2001)

School Education

Evans, L. Wynne. Education in Industrial Wales. (Avalon Books, 1971).

Nash, Gerallt D. Victorian School days in Wales. (University of Wales Press, 1991).

Seaborne, Malcolm. Schools in Wales 1500-1900: a social and architectural history. (Denbigh, 1992).

Smith, Robert. Schools, politics and society: elementary education in Wales. (Cardiff, 1999).

Welsh Department. Ministry of Education. Education in Wales.  (HMSO 1948).

Delegations

Paul Robeson Jr

Freedomways. Paul Robeson: The Great Forerunner. (New York, 1965).

Paul Robeson Cymru Committee. Let Paul Robeson Sing! : a celebration of the life of Paul Robeson and his relationship with Wales. (Bevan Foundation, 2001).

Robeson, Paul. Here I stand: by Paul Robeson. (Boston, 1971, reprint of 1958 ed.)

Thompson, Allan Lord. Paul Robeson: artist and activist, on records, radio and television. (Wellingborough, 2000).

Spanish Civil War

Beevor, Anthony. The Spanish Civil War. (London, 2001).

Bell, Adrian. Only for Three Months: The Basque Children in Exile. (Biggleswade, 1996).

Carr, Raymond. Images of the Spanish Civil War (Allan and Unwin, 1986).

Felstead, Richard. No other way: Jack Russia and the Spanish Civil War. (Alun books, 1981).

Francis, Hywel. Miners against Fascism: Wales and the Spanish Civil War. (Lawrence and Wishart,1984).

Stradling, Rob. Cardiff and the Spanish Civil War. (Cardiff, 1996)

Politics (General)

Jenkins, Philip. A History of Modern Wales 1536-1990. (London, 1992).

Jones, I.G. Mid-Victorian Wales, the Observers and the Observed. (Cardiff, 1992).

Morgan, K.O. Wales in British Politics 1868-1922. (Cardiff, 1991).

Williams, Chris. Capitalism, Community and Conflict: the South Wales Coalfield 1898-1947. (Cardiff, 1998).

Socialism

Griffiths, Robert. S.O.Davies. A Socialist Faith. (Gomer Press, 1983).

Labour Party

Tanner, Duncan, Williams, Chris and Hopkin, Deian.The Labour Party in Wales:  1900-2000. (Cardiff, 2000).

Religion

Herbert Trevor and Jones, Gareth Elwyn (eds). People and Protest: Wales 1815-1880. (Cardiff, 1988).

Jenkins, Philip. A History of Modern Wales, 1536-1990. (London, 1992).

Jones, Ieuan Gwynedd. Communities. (Gomer, 1987)

Jones, Ieuan Gwynedd. Explorations and explanations. (Gomer, 1981).

SOCIETY:

National Union of Mineworkers

Francis, Hywel. The history and structure of the N.U.M. (1977)

Gorman, John. Banner bright: an illustrated history of the Banners of the British Trade Union movement. (Allen Lane, 1973).

South Wales Miners' Federation

Arnot, R. Page. South Wales Miners – Glowr De Cymru – a history of the South Wales Miners Federation, vol.1, 1894-1914. (Cymric Federation Press, 1967).

Arnot, R. Page. South Wales Miners – Glowr De Cymru – a history of the South Wales Miners Federation, Vol.2, 1914-1926. (Cymric Federation Press, 1967).

Edwards, Ness. History of the South Wales Miners` Federation, Vol.1. (Lawrence and Wishart, 1938).

Gorman, John. Banner bright: an illustrated history of the Banners of the British Trade Union movement. (Allen Lane, 1973).

Francis, Hywel and Smith Dai. The Fed: a history of the South Wales Miners in the twentieth century. (Cardiff, 1998).

Coal Owners

Phillips, Elizabeth. A History of the Pioneers of the South Wales Coalfield. (Cardiff, 1925).

The Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Company, Limited. (Cardiff, n.d.)

Watson, Richard. Rhondda coal, Cardiff gold: the Insoles of Llandaff, coal owners and shippers. (Cardiff, 1997)

Williams, Herbert. Davies the Ocean: Railway King and Coal Tycoon. (Cardiff, 1991).

Williams, John. Was Wales Idustrialised? Essays in Modern Welsh History. (Gomer, 1995)

Home, Childhood, Family Life

Andrews, Elizabeth. A woman`s work is never done. (Cymric Democrat publishing society 1957).

Arundell, Lucy. Living with grandma: a Hull woman recollects her childhood in Monmouth and Rhondda. (Highgate, 1987).

Egan, David. Coal society: a history of the South Wales mining valleys 1840-1980. (Gomer, 1987)

Evans, R.Meurig. Children in the Mines 1840-1842. (National Museum of Wales, 1972).

Douglas, David. A miner`s life. (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983).

Jones, I.G. Mid-Victorian Wales: The Observers and the Observed. (Cardiff, 1992).

Paget, William. Man of the Valleys: recollections of a South Wales miner. (Allan Sutton, 1985).

Parnell, Mary Davies. Block salt and candles: a Rhondda childhood. (Seren Books, 1991).

Women

Andrews, Elizabeth. A woman`s work is never done. (Cymric Democrat publishing society 1957).

Arundell, Lucy. Living with grandma: a Hull woman recollects her childhood in Monmouth and Rhondda. (Highgate, 1987).

John, Angela V.By the sweat of their brow : women workers at Victorian coal mines. (Croom Helm, 1980).

Miller, Jill. You can't kill the spirit : women in a Welsh mining village. (Women's Press, 1986.)

Salt, Chrys and Layzell, Jim (ed.) Here we go! : women's memories of the 1984/85 miners strike.(Co-operative Retail Services Ltd., London Political Committee, 1985.)  

Seddon, Vicky (ed.) The cutting edge : women and the pit strike (Lawrence and Wishart, 1986).

Stead, Jean. Never the same again : women and the miner's strike 1984-85. (Women's Press, 1987.)

Health

Collis, Edgar Leigh. The coal miner : his health, diseases and general welfare. (Glasgow : Industrial Health Education Society.)

Communist Party of Great Britain. Safety in mines : memorandum submitted / by the Communist Party of Great Britain to the Royal Commission on Safety in Coal Mines. (London : Communist Party of Great Britain, [1935?].)

Craw, John. Coalworkers' pneumoconiosis, emphysema and bronchitis: a report to the National Union of Mineworkers.  (1977?)

Health and Safety Executive. Chest X-rays in dust diseases. (London : HMSO, 1977.)

Health and Safety Executive. Coal mines: health and safety. (London : H.M.S.O.)

Mines Department. Coal mines act, 1911 : regulations and orders relating to safety and health. (London : HMSO, 1932.)

Ministry of Fuel and Power. Coal Mines Act, 1911 : regulations and orders relating to safety and health. (London : H.M.S.O., 1949.)

Life Underground

Evans, R.Meurig. Children in the Mines 1840-1842. (National Museum of Wales, 1972).

Douglas, David. A miner`s life. (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983).

Paget, William. Man of the Valleys: recollections of a South Wales miner. (Allan Sutton, 1985).

Parnell, Mary Davies. Block salt and candles: a Rhondda childhood. (Seren Books, 1991).

Pay and living

Egan, David. Coal society: a history of the South Wales mining valleys 1840-1980. (Gomer, 1987)

Evans, R.Meurig. Children in the Mines 1840-1842. (National Museum of Wales, 1972).

Douglas, David. A miner`s life. (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983).

Jones, I.G. Mid-Victorian Wales: The Observers and the Observed. (Cardiff, 1992).

Paget, William. Man of the Valleys: recollections of a South Wales miner. (Allan Sutton, 1985).

Parnell, Mary Davies. Block salt and candles: a Rhondda childhood. (Seren Books, 1991).

Language

Davies, Janet. The Welsh Language. (Cardiff, 1993).

Hume, Ian and Pryce, W.T.R. (Eds) The Welsh and their country: selected readings in the social sciences. (Gomer Press, 1986).

Jenkins, H. Geraint. Language and Community in the nineteenth century . (Cardiff, 1998).

Jenkins, H. Geraint. The Welsh Language before the Industrial Revolution. (Cardiff, 1997).

Jones, Dot. Statistical evidence relating to the Welsh Language 1801-1911. (Cardiff, 1998).

Morgan, Gerald. The dragon`s tongue: the fortunes of the Welsh Language. (Cardiff, 1966).

Leisure, Culture, Sport

Colls, Robert. The Collier`s rant: song and culture in the industrial village. (London, 1977).

Edwards, Hywel Teifi. The Eisteddfod. (University of Wales Press, 1990).

Johnes, Martin. Soccer and Society: South Wales, 1900-1939. (University of Wales Press, 2002).

Smith, Dai. Fields of praise: the official history of the Welsh Rugby Union 1881-1981. (Cardiff, 1980)

Williams, Gareth. 1905 and all that: essays on rugby football, sport and Welsh society. (Gomer, 1991).

Williams, Gareth. Valleys of Song: music and society in Wales 1840-1914. (Cardiff, 1998).

Wilson, Arthur. Mining lays, tales and folk-lore. (Perth, 1916) 

Migration (General)

Rees, Teresa. A demographic and socio-economic profile of migrants to and from the South Wales Valleys. (Cardiff, 1976).

Immigration to Wales

Henriques, U R Q (ed). The Jews of South Wales: historical studies. (University of Wales Press, 1993)

Hughes, Colin. Lemon, Lime and Sarsaparilla: the Italian Community in South Wales 1881-1945. (Seren, 1992).

Masson, Ursula. The development of the Irish and Roman Catholic Communities of Merthyr Tydfil and Dowlais in the nineteenth century. (Dissertation, University of Keele, 1975).

Vuranch, Karen and Barkey, Fred.The Influence of the Welsh Immigrants on the development of the coalfields. (1994).

Migration from Wales

Bennett, Carol. In search of the Red Dragon: the Welsh in Canada. (Ontario, 1985).

 Chamberlain, M.E. The Welsh In Canada. (Canadian Stiudies in Wales Group, 1986). 

Jones, William D. Wales in America: Scranton and the Welsh, 1860-1920. (Cardiff)

Kneller, Pamela. Welsh Immigrant women as Wage Earners in Utica, New York, 1860-1870. (Llafur, Journal of Welsh Labour History, Vol.5, No.4, 1991 p71-79.)

 

PEOPLE:

A J Cook

Davies, Paul A.J.Cook (Manchester, 1987)

Davies, Paul. A.J.Cook: miners` leader 1881-1931. (A.J.Cook Memorial Committee, 1983).

Cook, A.J. The Nine Days: the story of the general strike told by the miners` secretary. (1971)

Cook, A.J. The effect of a longer working-day in British coal mines. (1928).

Aneurin Bevan

Smith, Dai. Aneurin Bevan and the world of South Wales. (Cardiff : University of Wales, 1993.)

Foot, Michael and Brivati, Brian. Aneurin Bevan : 1897-1960.(London : Gollancz, 1997.)

Brome, Vincent. Aneurin Bevan : a biography. (London : Longmans, Green, 1953.)

Campbell, John. Nye Bevan and the mirage of British socialism (London, 1987)

Goodman, Geoffrey The state of the nation: the political legacy of Aneurin Bevan. (London, 1997)

Bevan, Aneurin In place of Fear (London, 1952)

Arthur Horner

Campbell, Alan, Fishman, Nina, and Howell, David. (eds) Miners, Unions and Politics 1910-1947. (Aldershot, 1996) 

Communist Party of Great Britain. South Wales District Committee. Communists in South Wales : policy and aims. (Cardiff : South Wales District of the Communist Party, 1941.)

Horner, Arthur. The bureaucracy in the Miners' Federation. (London : Miners' Minority Movement, 1928.)

Horner, Arthur and Hutt, Allen. Communism and coal. (London : Communist Party of Great Britain, 1928.)

Horner, Arthur Incorrigible rebel. (London : McGibbon & Kee, 1960.)

Paynter, Will and Horner, Arthur. Outlook for mining. (London: Communist Party, 1958.)

 Horner, Arthur The right to strike [Pamphlet] (London, n.d.)

Horner, Arthur Coal crisis: the miners` reply [Pamphlet] (London, 1944)

Horner, Arthur Towards a popular front [Pamphlet] (London,1936)

Dai Dan Evans

Taliesyn, 2001 Cawr y glo carreg (Videocassette) Welsh language drama documentary about Dai Dan Evans, General Secretary of National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area) from 1958-1963. English subtitles.

Evans, D.D. The university of “hard knocks” (no date, Miners` Library Rare books)

Dai Francis

Francis, Hywel and Smith, Dai. The Fed: a history of the South Wales miners in the  twentieth century. (Cardiff, UWP, 1998)

Francis, Dai Red banner, red dragon: articles 1960-79 (Y Faner Goch, 1981)

Emlyn Williams

Williams, Emlyn. Address (at South Wales Area Congress) [Pamphlet] (National Union of Mineworkers(South Wales Area) 1983)

Keir Hardie

Morgan, Kenneth O. Keir Hardie (London, 1967).

Stewart, William J.Keir Hardie: a biography, with introduction by J. Ramsey Macdonald. (London, 1921).

Hughes, Emrys. Keir Hardie (London, 1956).

Hardie, James Keir My confession of faith in the Labour Alliance (n.d.)

Hardie, James Keir Keir Hardie`s speeches and writings: from 1888 to 1915. (1928?)

Lewis Jones

Smith, Dai. Lewis Jones (Cardiff, 1982)

Jones, Lewis. Cwmardy: the story of a welsh mining valley (London, 1978)

Jones, Lewis. We live: the story of a welsh mining valley (London, 1978)

Noah Ablett

Campbell, Alan, Fishman, Nina and Howell, David. Miners, Unions and Politics 1910-1947 (Aldershot, 1996) (eds)

Morgan, Kenneth O. Modern Wales: politics, places and people (Cardiff, UWP, 1995)

Ablett, Noah Easy outlines of economics (Sheffield: Plebs League, 1919)

S O Davies

Griffiths, Robert S.O.Davies: a socialist faith (Llandysul, 1983)

Will Paynter

Campbell, Alan, Fishman, Nina and Howell, David.  Miners, Unions and Politics 1910-1947 (Aldershot, 1996) (eds)

Paynter, Will My generation (London, 1972)

Paynter, Will Outlook for mining. (Pamphlet) (London, Communist Party, 1958)

Paynter, Will British trade-unions and the problem Of change. (Montreal, 1970)

William 'Mabon' Abraham

Evans, Eric Wyn. Mabon (William Abraham, 1842-1922): a study in trade union leadership (Cardiff, 1959).

EVENTS:

Tonypandy 1910

Williams, L.J. ‘The Road to Tonypandy’ Llafur: Journal of Welsh Labour History, Vol.1, 1973, pp.41-52.

Smith, D. Wales! Wales? (George Allen and Unwin, London 1984), see Chapter 4, ‘A place in South Wales’.

General Strike, 1926

Arnot, R.Page. The Miners: Years of Struggle. (London, 1953).

Morgan, Jane Conflict and Order: the police and labour disputes in England and Wales, 1900-1939. (Oxford, 1987).

Morris, Margaret The General Strike (Penguin, 1976).

Noel, Gerard The Great Lock-out of 1926 (London, 1976).

Skelley, J. (ed). The General Strike (Lawrence and Wishart, 1976).

Turner, Andrew The General Strike: 20 drawings. (London, 1977).

Hunger Marches

Hannington, Wal. Unemployed Struggles 1919-1936. (London, 1977).

Kingsford, Peter. The Hunger Marchers in Britain 1920-1939. (London, 1982).

Stevenson, John and Cook, Chris. Britain in the Depression, Society and Politics, 1929-1939. (New York, 1994).

Aberfan 1966

Austin, Tony. Aberfan: the story of a disaster. (Hutchinson, 1967).

Doel, Melanie. Is it still raining in Aberfan?: a pit and its people. (Logaston Press, 1991).

Madgwick,Gaynor. Aberfan: struggling out of the darkness: a survivor`s story. (Valley and Vale Community Arts, 1996).

Miller, Joan Beatrice. Aberfan: a disaster and its aftermath. (Constable, 1974).

Miners` strikes, 1972 and 1974

Pitt Malcolm. The World On Our Backs. The Kent Miners and the 1972 Miners` Strike. (London, 1979).

Miners` Strike, 1984-1985

Adeney, Martin The Miners` Strike, 1984-85: loss without limit. (Routledge and Keegan Paul, 1986).

Artworker Books. Blood, sweat and tears: photographs from the Great Miners Strike 1984-1985. (London, 1985).

Callinicos, A and Simons, M. The Great Strike: the miners` strike of 1984-85 and its lessons. (Socialist Worker, 1985).

Fine, B and Millar, R. Policing the Miners` Strike. (Lawrence and Wishart, 1985).

Miller, Jill. You can`t kill the spirit: women in a Welsh mining village. (London, 1986).

New Ark Publications, 1985. The miners` strike in pictures.

Wilshire, Peter and MacIntyre, D, and Jones, M. Strike: Thatcher, Scargill and the  miners. (Deutsch, 1985).

Winterton, J. and R. Coal, Crisis and Conflict: The 1984-85 Miners` Strike in Yorkshire. (Manchester, 1989).

 

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