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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > Research Institutes > History and Governance Research Institute > Trade, Retailing and Consumption History Group > Coalowners, Coalminers and Compulsion: Pit Clubs in England, 1860-80

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26326
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Title: Coalowners, Coalminers and Compulsion: Pit Clubs in England, 1860-80
Authors: Benson, John
Citation: Business History, 44(1): 47-60
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: Business History
Issue Date: 2002
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26326
DOI: 10.1080/713999261
Additional Links: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a713999261~db=all
Abstract: It is suggested that, insofar as coalowner stereotyping rests upon the denigration of pit clubs, it stands in need of substantial modification. It is true that many coalowners organised pit clubs for their own purposes, and that the assistance they provided was seriously and sometimes scandalously deficient. However, it is shown that many owners offered their pit clubs significant financial support, and that the clubs provided their members with benefits in a form, and on a scale, which both contributed towards the relief of coalfield suffering and compared well with the assistance provided by the other agencies to which coalminers and their dependants had access.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Business history
History
Coalmining
Pit clubs
Coal owners
Compulsory insurance
Social history
Economic history
British history
Miners
Industrial accidents
Labour movement
Industrial relations
19th century
ISSN: 00076791
Appears in Collections: Trade, Retailing and Consumption History Group
History

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