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After 1842


The passage of the Mines Act of 1842 meant that women and children under the age of 13 years were prohibited from working underground.  What effect did this have on women, socially and economically?  How was the law enforced?  How did families replace the income from the mothers, daughters and sons who had previously worked underground?  

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Pre -  1842
Working Underground and 
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Post - 1842
The Coal Mining Act of 1842:
Effects on Women
Female Mining Deaths/Injuries:
1851 - 1919
England Scotland Wales


DOCUMENTS

Women in the British Mines
BY REV. T. M. EDDY.
Printed July 1854: The Women's Repository
Mr. Brown's Letter 
Concerning the education of female colliers in Lanarkshire: 1851