Book Recommendation: The Mineworkers by Robert Duncan

The Mineworkers

An essential read for anyone with Scottish coal mining ancestors. Robert Duncan is an academic specialising in labour history. His book goes from the early development of the coal mining industry in Scotland and ends with the miners’ strike of the 1980s. Very well written and researched, with a good focus on the lives of the actual miners and their families. Lots of illustrations and photos too.

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2 responses to “Book Recommendation: The Mineworkers by Robert Duncan

  1. Thank you for this! I’ve been looking for such a book for a while now.

  2. It’s a very good read – the best I’ve come across for adding background detail to the lives of mining ancestors.

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