Merthyr, The Crucible of Modern Wales

Parthian Books (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 1. November 2020
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  • Softcover
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  • 400 Seiten
978-1-913640-05-7 (ISBN)
Merthyr Tydfil was the town where the future of a country was forged:
a thriving, struggling surge of people, industry, democracy and ideas. It
was the iron making capital of the world, and would become the crucible
of modern Wales.
The major figures among the ruling class: Anthony Bacon, the Crawshays,
the Guests are all portrayed; as are the Chartist leaders Morgan Williams
and Matthew John, and the MPs Henry Bruce, Henry Richard, D.A.
Thomas and Keir Hardie. But the heroes are the men and women of
Merthyr who, with extraordinary resilience, passed through the crucible
of harsh experience, and out of their communities of self-help created
their own culture and an extraordinary town.
Merthyr The Crucible of Modern Wales assesses an epic history of
Merthyr from 1760 to 1912 through the focus of a fresh and thoroughly
convincing perspective.
  • Englisch
  • Cardigan
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  • Großbritannien
  • Höhe: 215 mm
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  • Breite: 138 mm
978-1-913640-05-7 (9781913640057)

Joe England was educated at Cyfarthfa Grammar School, Merthyr Tydfil and at
the University of Nottingham where he studied Economic and Social History.
In a varied career he has been editor of a weekly newspaper, a lecturer for the

Workers' Educational Association, deputy director of the department of Extra-
Mural Studies in the University of Hong Kong, a research fellow in the Industrial

Relations Research Unit at Warwick University and principal and chief executive
of Coleg Harlech, Wales' residential college for adults. He has travelled widely in
east Asia and is well-known as a lecturer on social and industrial affairs. He is
chair of the Merthyr Tydfil Heritage Forum.
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