Exodus from Cardiganshire

Rural-Urban Migration in Victorian Britain

Kathryn J. Cooper

Kathryn J. Cooper

Distributed for University of Wales Press

249 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780708323991 Published October 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

In this volume, Kathryn J. Cooper examines the Victorian migration from rural to urban Britain by focusing on the population dispersal from the Welsh county of Cardiganshire (now Ceredigion) to the city centers of Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, London, and the industrial cities of north-west England. She relates the rate and timing of such outward movements from the county to the prevailing social and economic conditions and uses census data to examine key dimensions of the communities at the major migrant destinations.

K. D. M.Snell, University of Leicester
“The rural exodus had a dramatic effect on the identity of Wales. This excellent book is a pioneering study of migration from the countryside, and is essential reading for anyone concerned with rural de-population and modern Welsh history.”
Contents
Series Editors' Foreword
Figures
Tables
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction

I Nineteenth-century Cardiganshire: its economy and society
II The role of the lead-mining industry
III The decision to move
IV Rural out-migration trends: the census evidence
V The move to south Wales
VI The lure of London
VII The move to Liverpool and the north-west
VIII Emigration
IX Conclusion

Bibliography
Index
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