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King Copper : South Wales and the Copper Trade 1584-1895
by Ronald Rees




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For the whole of the eighteenth century and much of the nineteenth, a belt of coastal smelters--using local coals and ores from Cornwall, Cuba, and Chile--produced virtually all of Britain's copper, and much of the world's. Copper brought considerable wealth to Swansea, the center of the industry, and to several neighboring towns. But there was a price for the prosperity. The billowing clouds of toxic, foul-smelling smoke that copper production also produced ruined crops and killed livestock, setting farmers against townsmen and the Welsh-speaking Cymry Cymraeg against their Anglo-Welsh cousins. King Copper is the first history to document the social and environmental impact of the copper industry in south Wales during this period.

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For the whole of the eighteenth century and much of the nineteenth, a belt of coastal smelters--using local coals and ores from Cornwall, Cuba, and Chile--produced virtually all of Britain's copper, and much of the world's. Copper brought considerable wealth to Swansea, the center of the industry, and to several neighboring towns. But there was a price for the prosperity. The billowing clouds of toxic, foul-smelling smoke that copper production also produced ruined crops and killed livestock, setting farmers against townsmen and the Welsh-speaking Cymry Cymraeg against their Anglo-Welsh cousins. King Copper is the first history to document the social and environmental impact of the copper industry in south Wales during this period.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780708324912
  • ISBN-10: 0708324916
  • Publisher: University of Wales Press
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 179
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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