The Labour Party in Wales, 1900-2000

Edited by Duncan Tanner, Chris Williams and Deian Hopkin

The Labour Party in Wales, 1900-2000

Edited by Duncan Tanner, Chris Williams and Deian Hopkin

Distributed for University of Wales Press

324 pages | 8 7/10 x 5 2/5
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9780708317198 Published June 2001 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
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Twentieth Century British History

“The introduction . . . provides a historiographical tour de force through half a century of Welsh Labour hsitory . . . this book will stand as a major tribute to and achievement of Welsh Labour history for a long time to come. Anyone interested in the British story cannot ignore the Welsh dimension, and many of those with an interest in European socialism will find much of interest in the Welsh story as presented in these pages.” –Twentieth Century British History


“. . . look no further than this carefully researched book to which a dozen academics have contributed. It criticises where necessary and praises appropriately. Importantly, it draws attention to the recent changes in conditions that moulded Labour during the first seven decades of the 20th century.” –Tribune

“The dramatic story of Labour’s shifting fortunes is well told in this fine collection. By combining thematic chapters on issues such as issues such as women in the Labour Party within the broad narrative, and paying as much attention to what Chris Williams calls the ‘frustratingly elusive petty chronologies of advance and retreat’ (p.147) in local government as to parliamentary elections, the editors have produced a book [which] should not only become a standard for the historian of twentieth-century-Wales, but also find a deserved place on the shelf of the interested layman.” –

Welsh History Review

“. . . an excellent overview of Labour party history in Wales . . . This book represents a considerable achievement. Its quality of scholarship is enhanced by a useful range of statistics, maps and illustrations, all of which add up to a well-produced and valuable addition to the literature. It provides a model that historians of Labour party politics in other parts of Britain would do well to emulate.” –Welsh History Review


“. . . essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of Welsh politics during the last century.” –Planet

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