Cloth $50.00 ISBN: 9780708315538 Published May 2000 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
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A History of Wales 1906-2000

D. Gareth Evans

D. Gareth Evans

Distributed for University of Wales Press

304 pages | 8-3/5 x 5-2/5 | © 2000
Cloth $50.00 ISBN: 9780708315538 Published May 2000 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9780708315941 Published May 2000 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
A History of Wales, 1906-2000 is the fourth volume in a series beginning in 1485. This invaluable survey examines the main economic, social, political and cultural developments of hte last century in Wales.
 
Wales has undergone sweeping changes during the twentieth century, with the decline of those powerful forces which once shaped Welsh life--agriculture, industry and religion--and the emergence of a Europeanized, devolved Wales towards the beginning of the new millennium. A History of Wales, 1906-2000 presents a chronological overview of this century of change in terms not only of economic, social and political activity but also of religion, education and culture in Wales.
 
As the first book to analyse the whole of the twentieth century in Wales, this pioneering study will appeal to students and academics as well as to non-specialists who want a clear, concise and comprehensive history of twentieth-century Wales.
Western Mail

“ . . . I recommend it to all students of Welsh history and to the lay reader who wants a concise and elegantly written account of the main forces which have shaped Wales . . .” –Western Mail

Planet

“ . . . a solid piece of work, diligently, if not exhaustively, researched.” –Planet

Journal of Contemporary History

“eminently balanced account” –Journal of Contemporary History

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
Map of the main administrative units of Wales before and after 1974
Map of the local authorities of Wales after 1996
Introduction
 
PART I  1906-1945
1.  Economic Activity and Change
2.  Organized Religion and Social History
3.  Political Transformation
4.  Education and Cultural Life
 
PART II  1945-2000
5.  Restructuring the Economy
6.  Social Change and the Decline of Organized Religion
7.  Politics in Wales
8.  Education, Cultural Activities and the Media
 
Conclusion
Select Bibliography
Index
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