The Coal Question
A warning that Britain would face rising costs for coal as other nations industrialized and that this would have a deep impact on the British economy and way of life.
The Coal Question; An Inquiry concerning the Progress of the Nation, and the Probable Exhaustion of our Coal-mines (London: Macmillan and Co., 1866). 2nd edition, revised.
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Table of Contents
- Chapter I: INTRODUCTION AND OUTLINE.
- Chapter II: OPINIONS OF PREVIOUS WRITERS.
- Chapter III: GEOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE QUESTION.
- Chapter IV: OF THE COST OF COAL MINING.
- Chapter V: OF THE PRICE OF COAL.
- Chapter VI: OF BRITISH INVENTION.
- Chapter VII: OF THE ECONOMY OF FUEL.
- Chapter VIII: OF SUPPOSED SUBSTITUTES FOR COAL.
- Chapter IX: OF THE NATURAL LAW OF SOCIAL GROWTH.
- Chapter X: OF THE GROWTH AND MIGRATIONS OF OUR POPULATION.
- Chapter XI: OF THE CHANGE AND PROGRESS OF OUR INDUSTRY.
- Chapter XII: OF OUR CONSUMPTION OF COAL.
- Chapter XIII: OF THE EXPORT AND IMPORT OF COAL.
- Chapter XIV: ON THE COMPARATIVE COAL RESOURCES OF DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.
- Chapter XV: OF THE IRON TRADE.
- Chapter XVI: THE PROBLEM OF THE TRADING BODIES.
- Chapter XVII: OF TAXES AND THE NATIONAL DEBT.
- Chapter XVIII: CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS.