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Pit Women: Coal Communities in Northern England in the Early Twentieth Century
This book focuses on women and their place in communal life and in keeping their male coal-miners going, in Northern England in the first half of the 20th century. Responsible for meals, laundry, money management, and social planning, these women, young or old, shouldered the burden of maintaining a healthy family among the rigors of strikes, closures, accidents, and ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Merlin Press
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Or 9/10. Excellent book, some very good depictions of the harshness of live in coal communities, particularly that of women over the first 50 years of the 20th century. Very glad I hunted it down, very well researched and made me appreciate how hard life for both my grandmothers - miners wives - must have been during this period of time.