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Inspecting the "Extraordinary Drain": Emigration and the Urban Experience in Merthyr Tydfil in the 1860s

Jones, William David 2005. Inspecting the "Extraordinary Drain": Emigration and the Urban Experience in Merthyr Tydfil in the 1860s. Urban History 32 (1) , pp. 100-113. 10.1017/S0963926805002725

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Abstract

In the 1860s mass emigration from Merthyr Tydfil made a major impact on the town's fortunes and developing public sphere. The ‘extraordinary drain’ occasioned much concern and comment and reconfigured ongoing debates about Merthyr's contemporary condition and future survival. In turn, local power struggles, notions of the town's interests and emerging civic consciousness influenced interpretations of the nature, causes and meanings of the outflow. Emigration and the ‘urban’ thus interacted tellingly to help shape contemporary mentalities.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0963-9268
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:51
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/3902

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