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Wales since 1939

Martin Johnes


This book is the first overview of Wales in the period from the Second World War to the early years of devolution. Drawing upon in-depth research, it offers an incisive account of an important phase in British history from the perspective of a nation that is too often overlooked, including topics ranging from the Aberfan disaster, the miners’ strikes and the flooding of Tryweryn to the impact of consumerism, rugby and popular music. The period since 1939 saw more rapid and significant change than any other time in Welsh history. Wales developed a more assertive identity of its own and some of ... More

Keywords: Wales, History, Social history, Language, Regional history, Welsh identity, Britain, Everyday life, Devolution, Second World War, 1939

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719086663
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086663.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Johnes, author