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These Poor Hands: The Autobiography Of A Miner In South Wales (2013)
(eBook)


Published: [United States] : Clarke Press : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Description:  1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN: 9781447496199 (electronic bk.), 1447496191 (electronic bk.),
Language:  English


Coombes' title These Poor Hands first published in 1939, was an instant best-seller, catapulting the author to the forefront of proletarian writers. Coombes was born in England, but he lived for a large part of his in the Vale of Neath, South Wales, and as the economic problems of the 30s worsened, he turned to writing as a way to spread the news of the plight of miners and their communities to the wider world. He presented the daily life of miners in documentary fashion, with special attention to the damaging lockouts of 1921 and 1926, These Poor Hands retains the power to astonish readers with its description of the ways that unfettered capitalism can lay waste to pure human potential

Mode of access: World Wide Web

Related Searches:
Coombes, B. L. -- 1894-1974 -- (Bert Lewis),
Coal miners -- Biography -- Wales
Coal mines and mining -- History -- Wales
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Additional Credits:
Jones, William D
Williams, Chris, 1963-
hoopla digital

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