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The Black Country: A History in 100 Objects


The history of the Black Country is remarkable and worth celebrating. Its world-famous, fossil-rich geology provided the natural resources on which Britain’s industrial heartland was built.

Black Country people made everything from anchors for ocean liners, nails and chains, to fine glassware and enamels. They also forged a unique culture of hard work, skill and self-deprecating humour expressed in their distinctive language.

This vivid and continuing story is now captured in a new book featuring a unique collection of items specially selected by the people of the region.

Edited by Malcolm Dick, David J Eveleigh and Janet Sullivan.

244 pages.

Published by Black Country Living Museum Publications, 2019.

240mm x 170mm

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