Wales of one hundred years ago

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Sutton Publishing for the National Library of Wales, 1999 - History - 112 pages
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This evocative book uses the pioneering work of early photographers and carefully chosen quotations from the period to illustrate the dramatic social changes that took place in Wales at the beginning of the 20th century. As a small nation lying uncomfortably next to her English neighbor, Wales was to awake during the reign of Victoria to face a rapidly changing reality. No longer remote because of the railways, no longer predominantly Welsh-speaking because of momentous demographic change, no longer exclusively rural because of the industrial expansion of the south, no longer bound to the state religion because of the rise of nonconformism. This book shows Wales in a state of change.

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Paul O'Leary is a senior lecturer in history at Aberystwyth University.

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