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Bibliography of Scottish Coal Mining History


Aiken, Robert L.   Not Many Noble: A Story Of The Lanarkshire Coalfield. Brawber, West Sussex, England: Old Museum Press, 1998. ISBN: 184042026.

Anderson, John.  Coal!: A History Of The Scottish Coal Mining Industry In Scotland With Special Reference To The Cambuslang District Of Lanarkshire.   Glasgow:  R.E. Robertson, Ltd., 1943.

Campbell, Alan B. 'Honourable Men And Degraded Slaves: A Comparative Study Of Trade Unionism In Two Lanarkshire Mining Communities, c. 1830-1874,'  INDEPENDENT COLLIER: THE COAL MINER AS ARCHETYPAL PROLETARIAN  RECONSIDERED. Harrison, Royden (Ed.), Sussex, England: Harvester Press,  1978, pp. 75-113.

Campbell, Alan B. THE LANARKSHIRE MINERS: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THEIR TRADE UNIONS. Edinburgh: J. Donald, 1979.

Campbell, Alan B. THE SCOTTISH MINERS, 1874-1939, VOLUME I: INDUSTRY, WORK AND COMMUNITY. Ashgate, 2000.

Campbell, Alan B. THE SCOTTISH MINERS, 1874-1939, VOLUME II: TRADE UNIONS AND POLITICS. Ashgate, 2000.

Campbell, Alan B. 'The Social History Of Political Conflict In The Scots Coalfields, 1910-1939,' MINERS, UNIONS AND POLITICS, 1910-1947. Campbell, Alan, Fishman, Nena, and Howell, David (eds.), Aldershot, England: Scolar Press, 1996, pp. 145-173.

Campbell, Alan B. and Reid, Fred. 'The Independent Collier In Scotland,'  INDEPENDENT COLLIER: THE COAL MINER AS ARCHETYPAL PROLETARIAN  RECONSIDERED. Harrison, Royden (Ed.), Sussex, England: Harvester Press,  1978, pp. 54-74.

Duckham, Baron F. A HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH COAL INDUSTRY  VOLUME 1: 1700-1815: A SOCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL HISTORY. Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1970.

Duckham, Baron F. 'English Influences In The Scottish Coal Industry, 1700-1815,' SCOTISH THEMES: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF PROFESSOR S.G.E. LYTHE. Butt, John and Ward, J.T. (eds.) Scottish Academic Press, 1976, pp. 28-45.

Duckham, Baron F. 'Life of Laborers in a Scottish Colliery, 1698-1755,'  SCOTTISH HISTORICAL  REVIEW (47), 1968, pp. 109-128.

Duckham, Baron F. 'Some Eighteenth-Century Scottish Coal Mining Methods: The 'Dissertation' of Sir John Clerk, ' Industrial Archaeology (V), 1968, pp. 217-232.

Duckham, Baron F. 'The Emergence of the Professional Manager in the Scottish Coal Industry,  1760-1815,' BUSINESS HISTORY REVIEW. (43:1), 1969, pp.  21-38.

Hassan, John A. 'The Landed Estate, Paternalism And The Coal Industry In Midlothian, 1800-1880,' SCOTISH HISTORICAL REVIEW. (59), 1980, pp. 73-91.

Houston, Rab. 'Coal, Class And Culture: Labour Relations In A Scottish Mining Community, 1650-1750,' SOCIAL HISTORY (8:1), 1983, pp. 1-18.

Hutchinson, James. WEAVERS, MINERS AND THE OPEN BOOK: A HISTORY OF KILSYTH. Cumbernauld, Scotland: Kelvinprint, 1986. ISBN: 0951136208.

Hutton, Guthrie. LANARKSHIRE'S MINING LEGACY. Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland: Stenlake Publishing, 1997. ISBN: 1840330155.

Laslett, John H.M. '"A Parting of the Ways": Immigrant Miners And The Rise Of Politically Conscious Trade Unionism In Scotland And The American Midwest, 1865-1924,' THE UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA: A MODEL OF INDUSTRIAL SOLIDARITY? John H.M. Laslett (Ed.) University Park, PA:  Penn State University Press, 1996. ISBN: 0271015373.

Laslett, John H.M. COLLIERS ACROSS THE SEA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CLASS FORMATION IN SCOTLAND AND THE AMERICAN MIDWEST, 1830-1924 (The Working Class in American History), University of Illinois Press, 2000. ISBN: 0252068270.

Laslett, John H.M. NATURE'S NOBLEMEN: THE FORTUNES OF THE INDEPENDENT COLLIER IN SCOTLAND AND THE AMERICAN MIDWEST, 1955-1889. Regents of UCLA,  1984. ISBN: 089215120X.

Munnoch, Betty. 'In Bondage,' THE HIGHLANDER. (36:2), March/April 1998,  pp. 36-38.

Payne, Peter. 'The Govan Collieries, 1804-1805,' BUSINESS HISTORY (III), 1961, pp. 75-96.

Reid, Fred. 'Alexander MacDonald And The Crisis Of The Independent Collier, 1872-1874,' INDEPENDENT COLLIER: THE COAL MINER AS ARCHETYPAL PROLETARIAN RECONSIDERED. Harrison, Royden (Ed.), Sussex, England: Harvester Press, 1978, pp. 156-177.

Smout, T.C. 'The Industrial Labor Force -II-The Miners,' A HISTORY OF SCOTLAND. New York: Charles Scribner;s Sons, 1969, pp. 430 - 440.

Stevens, Bob. 'The Rise and Fall of the Fife Salt Industry,' THE HIGHLANDER. (38:2), March/April 2000, pp. 26-29.

Whatley, Christopher A. 'Salt, Coal and the Union of 1707: A Revision Article,' SCOTTISH HISTORICAL REVIEW (66), 1987, pp. 26-45.

Whatley, Christopher A. '"The Fettering Bonds Of Brotherhood": Combination And Labour Relations In The Scottish Coal Industry c. 1690-1775,' SOCIAL HISTORY (12:2), 1987, pp. 139-154.


Compiled 1999-2001 by
William John Shepherd, Assistant Archivist, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC  20064.