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Wales and socialism, 1880-1914: towards a four nations analysis

Wright, Martin ORCID: 2017. Wales and socialism, 1880-1914: towards a four nations analysis. Lloyd-Jones, Naomi and Scull, Margaret M., eds. Four Nations Approaches to Modern 'British' History: A (Dis)United Kingdom, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 241-265. (10.1057/978-1-137-60142-1_10)

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This chapter examines the Anglocentric assumptions underpinning twentieth-century British socialism, and contends that there is a neglected history of national diversity behind them. Using Wales as a case study, the chapter illuminates the complexity and trans-nationalism of the pre-Great War British socialist movement. It explores the ways in which the interplay of people, ideas and political structures between Wales and the rest of the four nations, within Wales itself, and between Wales and the wider world, created a movement which, although beset with tensions and contradictions, would play a huge role in shaping Britain’s twentieth century. The chapter concludes by suggesting ways in which its analysis may be extended to allow a fuller four nations understanding of British socialism.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Additional Information: Copyright year 2018
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137601414
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 13:32

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