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Industrial South Wales 1750 1914

Author: W.E Minchinton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136617833
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South Wales was one of the main centres of the Industrial Revolution in Britain but the story of the rapid growth of an industrial society there has not yet been fully told, since much of the work done has consisted of articles rather than books. This volume brings together a selection of important contributions hitherto only accessible in a large number of scattered periodicals. These articles have been selected to present a considered sequence and are preceded by an introduction which puts the story of the industrialization of Wales into perspective. They deal firstly with the problems of population and migration then with the basic industries of iron, coal, tinplate and copper. These are followed by essays on banking, and the volume concludes with contributions on trade unionism and building. This is by no means merely the story of regional development since the book has a wider appeal; a number of the articles are concerned with the links with America and with the place of Wales in the Atlantic economy. Amongst the authors are the late Sir Lewis Namier and some of the leading writers on the history of modern Wales including Brinley Thomas and A. H. Dodd.

Capitalism Community And Conflict

Author: Chris Williams
ISBN: 9780708314937
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This volume presents a critical commentary on the turbulent history of the South Wales coalfield in the first half of the 20th century. It includes a review of the main themes in its history, and a brief narrative of trends & events in the period.

Welsh Nationalism In The Twentieth Century

Author: Charlotte Aull Davies
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
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This volume analyzes the electoral successes of the Welsh nationalist movement during the postwar period. The author combines structural and individual levels of analysis to explain changes in the nationalist movement, and breaks new ground by showing the relationship between specific structural factors--such as the emergence of a Welsh bureaucracy--and those individual decision-making processes that have created nationalist activists and voters. She argues that factors such as national histories and separate languages may play a substantive role in the growth and success of ethnically-based political movements.