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Author Cooper, Kathryn J.

Title Exodus from Cardiganshire : Rural-Urban Migration in Victorian Britain
Published Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (268 pages)
Series Studies in Welsh History
Studies in Welsh history.
Contents Series editors' foreword; Figures; Tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviation; Introduction; Nineteenth-century Cardiganshire: its economyand society; The role of the lead-mining industry; The decision to move; Rural out-migration trends: the census evidence; The move to south Wales; The lure of London; The move to Liverpool and the north-west; Emigration; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary Was migration from Victorian Cardiganshire simply a flight from rural poverty? This book relates the rate and timing of the outward movements from the county in the nineteenth century to the prevailing social and economic conditions. It provides insights into the motivations for and factors involved in migration; and using contemporary source material and computer-assisted analysis of census enumerators' books examines key dimensions of the communities at the major migrant destinations - Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, London and Merseyside in Britain, and Ohio and Wisconsin, USA
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-243) and index
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Subject Emigration and immigration.
Migration, Internal -- Wales -- Ceredigion -- History.
Rural-urban migration -- Wales -- Ceredigion -- History.
Ceredigion (Wales) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011486779
ISBN 070832410X (electronic bk.)
1299201024 (ebk)
9780708324103 (electronic bk.)
9781299201026 (ebk)