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Mines, Migrants and Residence in the South Wales Steamcoal Valleys: The Ogmore and Garw Valleys in 1881

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The Paper examines the pioneer colonisation of two closely-related valleys in the steamcoal district of South Wales from a social perspective. Its foundation is a computer-assisted analysis of the 1881 Census enumerators' books, comprising over six thousand individuals. It develops new perspectives on nineteenth-century regional migration systems and their outcomes. As a major centre of population absorption within Britain between 1860 and 1914, industrial South Wales received large numbers of migrants from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds in Wales and southern England. The analysis focuses on three key dimensions in the colonisation process - migration, residence, and social relationships. The origins and migration paths of the resident population are identified and illustrated with a high degree of precision, and the spacial patterns shown to be diagnostic of the social forces influencing migration decisions. Residential patterns within the valleys reveal a pronounced segregation between migrants from different regional origins, and a detailed examination of household clustering demonstrates the importance of village and kinship ties. Social relationships between the incoming populations are investigated, using indicators such as occupational stratification, marriage bonds, and language. The Paper finally addresses itself to the important question of whether the observed inter-group differences were the result of the migration process itself, or were due to concious efforts to maintain social boundaries.

Some light foxing to page edges.

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Author(s):
Philip N. Jones
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1987
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859584623
ISBN-13:
9780859584623
Number of pages:
97
Publisher:
Hull University Press
Title:
Mines, Migrants and Residence in the South Wales Steamcoal Valleys: The Ogmore and Garw Valleys in 1881

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The Paper examines the pioneer colonisation of two closely-related valleys in the steamcoal district of South Wales from a social perspective. Its foundation is a computer-assisted analysis of the 1881 Census enumerators' books, comprising over six thousand individuals. It develops new perspectives on nineteenth-century regional migration systems and their outcomes. As a major centre of population absorption within Britain between 1860 and 1914, industrial South Wales received large numbers of migrants from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds in Wales and southern England. The analysis focuses on three key dimensions in the colonisation process - migration, residence, and social relationships. The origins and migration paths of the resident population are identified and illustrated with a high degree of precision, and the spacial patterns shown to be diagnostic of the social forces influencing migration decisions. Residential patterns within the valleys reveal a pronounced segregation between migrants from different regional origins, and a detailed examination of household clustering demonstrates the importance of village and kinship ties. Social relationships between the incoming populations are investigated, using indicators such as occupational stratification, marriage bonds, and language. The Paper finally addresses itself to the important question of whether the observed inter-group differences were the result of the migration process itself, or were due to concious efforts to maintain social boundaries.

Some light foxing to page edges.

Author(s):
Philip N. Jones
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1987
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859584623
ISBN-13:
9780859584623
Number of pages:
97
Publisher:
Hull University Press
Title:
Mines, Migrants and Residence in the South Wales Steamcoal Valleys: The Ogmore and Garw Valleys in 1881

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