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Disability in industrial Britain: A cultural and literary history of impairment in the coal industry, 1880-1948 / Kirsti Bohata, Alexandra Jones, Mike Mantin, Steven Thompson
Review Date:20 Nov 2020
Danger, disaster and the loss of life are emblematic features of Britain’s cultural memory of coal mining. Netflix’s hit series, The Crown, prominently reinforced these motifs through its recent portrayal of the 1966 Aberfan disaster in South Wales.
Review Date:1 Mar 2011
I was looking forward to reading this book very much, mainly because the study of the shipbuilding industry, on Tyneside in particular, has been a personal interest for ten years, providing the subject for a PhD thesis as well as other works.
Review Date:1 Apr 1997
Local history is beginning to emerge from the shadows in which it has lain for too long. Tainted for decades by its association with antiquarianism, its struggle for academic respectability has been a long one.