Aneurin Bevan and the World of South Wales

Author(s): Dai Smith

Language: English

Genre(s): History Welsh Interest

  • October 1993 · 352pages · 234x156mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708312162

About The Book

South Wales was the sight of one of the last expansions of the Industrial Revolution in Britain. From 1880 onwards it competed - in terms of economic and population growth and sheer dynamic modernity - with any comparable area in the world. By the 1920s it was labelled "American Wales" and this book treats the culture of South Wales within that global framework. Above all, close attention is paid to the life and times of Aneurin Bevan as its finest exemplar. The chapters that frame the central part on Bevan, present his world through its novelists and its boxers, its heroes and its unsung, its rugby glory and its social strife.

About the Author(s)

Dai Smith

David Burton "Dai" Smith (born 1945) is a Welsh academic, cultural historian, author, and former BBC programme editor and broadcaster. Dai Smith is currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan and was chair of the Arts Council of Wales between 2007 and 2016.

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