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 to literary, 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 the Second World War.
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 Illustrated History of Britain.
PART ONE: THE REAWAKENING, 1880-1914 ; PART TWO: THE ORDEAL, 1914-1945 ; PART THREE: THE RENEWAL, 1945-1980