Rebirth of a Nation: A History of Modern Wales

Paperback | October 1, 1986

byKenneth O. Morgan

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In Rebirth of a Nation the acclaimed historian Kenneth O. Morgan provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive analysis of modern Welsh history. Taking as its starting-point 1880, the book covers all aspects of the nations history from political, social, economic and religious development toliterary, intellectual, and sporting achievement. His absorbing account spans the years of Liberal ascendancy and of national renaissance from 1880 to 1914; the period of economic depression, the rise of the Labour Party, and tension between Welsh and Anglo-Welsh from 1914 to 1945; culminating in a new sense of national identity following theSecond World War.

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In Rebirth of a Nation the acclaimed historian Kenneth O. Morgan provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive analysis of modern Welsh history. Taking as its starting-point 1880, the book covers all aspects of the nations history from political, social, economic and religious development toliterary, intellectual, and sporting achievement....

Kenneth O. Morgan is Research Professor of the University of Wales and Honorary Fellow of The Queens College, Oxford. His many books include Labour People: Leaders and Lieutenants, Hardie to Kinnock, The People's Peace: British History, 1945-1990, and most recently Callaghan: A Life (OUP, 1997). He is the editor of the Oxford Illustra...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.98 inPublished:October 1, 1986Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198217609

ISBN - 13:9780198217602

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Table of Contents

PrefacePART ONE: THE REAWAKENING, 1880-19141. Wales in the Eighties2. The Liberal Ascendancy3. Economic Progress and Social Conflict4. The National Revival5. The Edwardian High NoonPART TWO: THE ORDEAL, 1914-19456. The Crisis of War7. The Post-War Mood8. Wales's Locust Years9. Welsh and Anglo-Welsh10. The Labour AscendancyPART THREE: THE RENEWAL, 1945-198011. Restructuring the Economy12. The New Society13. Nationalism and Devolution14. ConclusionBibliographyIndex

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`It is the work of a fine historian and a good writer.'The Economist