Wales Since 1939
Martin Johnes (Author)
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The period since 1939 has seen more rapid and significant change than any other time in Welsh history. Wales has developed a more assertive identity of its own and some of the apparatus of a nation state. Yet its economy has floundered between boom and bust, its traditional communities have been transformed and the Welsh language and other aspects of its distinctiveness have been undermined by a globalising world. Wales has also been deeply divided by class, language, ethnicity, gender, religion and region. Its people have grown wealthier, healthier and more educated but they have not always been happier. This ground-breaking book examines the story of Wales since 1939, giving voice to ordinary people and the variety of experiences within the nation. This is a history of not just a nation, but of its residents' hopes and fears, their struggles and pleasures and their views of where they live and the wider world. -- . Illustrations, black & white
About the Author
Martin Johnes is Head of History and Classics at Swansea University -- .
- Contributor: Martin Johnes
- Imprint: Manchester University Press
- ISBN13: 9780719086663
- Number of Pages: 480
- Packaged Dimensions: 156x234mm
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Release Date: 2012-03-10
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Martin Johnes is Head of History and Classics at Swansea University -- .