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Industrial South Wales 1750-1914

Essays in Welsh Economic History

Edited by W.E Minchinton

Routledge – 2005 – 304 pages

Series: Economic History

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Description

South Wales was one of the main centres of the Industrial Revolution in Britain but the story of the rapid growth of an industrial society there has not yet been fully told, since much of the work done has consisted of articles rather than books.

This volume brings together a selection of important contributions hitherto only accessible in a large number of scattered periodicals. These articles have been selected to present a considered sequence and are preceded by an introduction which puts the story of the industrialization of Wales into perspective. They deal firstly with the problems of population and migration then with the basic industries of iron, coal, tinplate and copper. These are followed by essays on banking, and the volume concludes with contributions on trade unionism and building. This is by no means merely the story of regional development since the book has a wider appeal; a number of the articles are concerned with the links with America and with the place of Wales in the Atlantic economy. Amongst the authors are the late Sir Lewis Namier and some of the leading writers on the history of modern Wales including Brinley Thomas and A. H. Dodd.

Contents

PREFACE Page vii

INTRODUCTION

W. E. MINCHINTON

Industrial South Wales, 1750–1914 ix

PART ONE: POPULATION

{ensp}1 T. MANSEL HODGES

The Peopling of the Hinterland and Port of Cardiff, 1801–1914 (Economic History Review, XVII (1947), 62–72) 3

{ensp}2 A. H. DODD

The Character of Welsh Emigration to the United States to 1840 (From The character of early Welsh emigration to the United States, University of Wales Press, 1956) 19

{ensp}3 BRINLEY THOMAS The Migration of Labour into the Glamorganshire Coalfield, 1861–1911 (Economica, X (1930), 275–94) 37

PART TWO: INDUSTRY

{ensp}4. L. B. NAMIER

Anthony Bacon, M.P., an Eighteenth-century Merchant (Journal of Economic and Business History, II (1929), 20–70) 59

{ensp}5 W. E. MINCHINTON

The Tinplate Maker and Technical Change (Explorations in Entrepreneurial History, VII (1957), 1–11) 107

{ensp}6 R. O. ROBERTS

The Development and Decline of the Non-ferrous Metal Smelting Industries in South Wales (Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (1956), 78–115) 121

PART THREE: BANKING

{ensp}7 T. MANSEL HODGES

Early Banking in Cardiff (Economic History Review, XVIII (1948), 84–90) 163

{ensp}8 R. O. ROBERTS

Bank of England Branch Discounting, 1826–59 (Economica, XXV (1958), 230–45) 173

{ensp}9 T. MANSEL HODGES

The History of the Newport and Caerleon Savings Bank, 1839–88 (Economic History Review, 2nd series, II (1949), 188–99) 190

PART FOUR: LABOUR

10 E. J. JONES

‘Scotch Cattle’ and Early Trade Unionism in Wales (Economic History, I (1928), 385–93) 209

11 J. H. MORRIS and L. J. WILLIAMS

The South Wales Sliding Scale (Manchester School of Economic and Social Studies, XXVIII (1960), 161–76) 218

PART FIVE: HOUSING

12 J. HAMISH RICHARDS and J. PARRY LEWIS

Housebuilding in the South Wales Coalfield, 1851–1913 (Manchester School of Economic and Social Studies, XXIV (1956), 289–300) 235

INDEX 249

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