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Hope and heartbreak : a social history of Wales and the Welsh, 1776-1871

Author: Russell Davies
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2005.
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"Hope and Heartbreak looks in an entirely new way at the social history of Wales between the years 1776 and 1871. This innovative book challenges a large number of generally held views about Wales, and tries to offer an alternative history of the country's idiosyncrasies and contradictions. To do this a wide range of evidence is considered to present the ambitions and anxieties which drove and destroyed Welsh
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davies, Russell, 1957-
Hope and heartbreak.
Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607770065
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Davies
ISBN: 0708319335 9780708319338 0708319327 9780708319321
OCLC Number: 57575384
Description: xii, 559 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Russell Davies.

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"Hope and Heartbreak" is the first in a two-volume social history of modern Wales which will revise 'general' histories of Wales through an engagement with the particularity of everyday life.  Read more...

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