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The Slate Industry


The Slate Industry


Merfin Williams. A5, 32pp. The slate industry has left an indelible mark on the history of our society. Slate quarries and the associated masses of waste have an awe-inspiring impact. This book explains what slate is, its uses and how its exploitation progressed from crude beginnings to a high level of sophistication in the late nineteenth century. It describes the social, cultural and political manifestations of the slate enterprises. It includes: places where slate is quarried, how it is quarried and processed. Well illustrated with pictures of slate quarries, machinery, factories, groups of workers, etc.

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