'The one great pastime of the people' : rugby, religion, and the making of working-class culture on the industrial frontier : Cape Breton & South Wales, 1850-1914

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dc.contributor.advisor Howell, Colin D., 1944-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.coverage.spatial Wales
dc.creator Leeworthy, Daryl Shane
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:39Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:39Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.other HD8106 L44 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22737
dc.description 145 leaves ; : ill. ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 119-145).
dc.description.abstract The frontier in history has often been used to describe a geographic boundary or as a synonym for the Wild West. However, in those industrial regions of the Anglo-Celtic Atlantic World the frontier played a very different role. The coal mining regions of Cape Breton and South Wales exhibit remarkably similar development in the second half of the nineteenth century. Immigration, the centrality of religion, temperance, labour activism, and rugby football all play a fundamental role in the emergence of a distinct coalfield society. Mining transformed Cape Breton and South Wales and, during the reign of King Coal, the two peripheries occupied centre stage in an imperial economy. Britannia's Children, in far flung corners of the world, took with them memories of home and used those to begin again, to play once more the one great pastime of the people: survival.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD8106
dc.subject.lcsh Coal miners -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton Island -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Coal miners -- Wales -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Rugby football -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Religion -- Social aspects
dc.title 'The one great pastime of the people' : rugby, religion, and the making of working-class culture on the industrial frontier : Cape Breton & South Wales, 1850-1914
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in History
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline History
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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