Hafan Llyfrau Basged Man Talu Fy Nghyfrif Cymorth Cynigion Arbennig Cysylltu   English  
Dod o Hyd i Siop Lyfrau
Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
Democratic Rhondda - Politics and Society 1885-1951
Chris Williams
ISBN: 9780708313343 (0708313345)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Ebrill 1996
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Caerdydd
Fformat: Clawr Caled, 320 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Archebir yn l y galw Ein Pris: £35.00   
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Archwiliad i hanes gwleidyddol modern Cymoedd y Rhondda o flynyddoedd olaf y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg hyd y cyfnod ar ôl yr Ail Ryfel Byd.

An investigation of the modern political history of the Rhondda Valleys from the late nineteenth century through to the aftermath of the Second World War.
Gwybodaeth Bellach:
Chris Williams
pp xii304 1996 hardback ISBN 0-7083-1334-5

Rhondda returned Wales's first `Labour' MP, nurtured doctrines
of workers' control of industry, and became a Labour Party stronghold
before the Great War. In the inter-war decades Rhondda's political
culture sustained not only a resilient Labour Party but also provided
for a level of Communist Party support unparalleled in British
terms, leading to fierce political conflict between the two left-wing
parties. Democratic Rhondda provides an original explanation of
Labour's rise to power and subsequent domination in this most
famous of all South Wales valleys. Democratic Rhondda is an investigation
of the modern political history of the Rhondda Valleys from the
late nineteenth century through to the aftermath of the Second
World War. This was an area of remarkable economic and demographic
growth which also experienced stagnation, slump and depression,
and which exhibited volatile industrial relations and vivid political
' . . . his landmark study . . . has taken an earth-mover to the
historical landscape: hereafter we look at a different political
prospect. His questions and approach will shape the necessary
wider research assult on Labour politics. Those who join him in
this will need to keep his volume handy if they are to do justice
to the task.' (Planet)
'Chris Williams's important new analysis of Rhondda in the period
between 1885 and 1951 provides this necessary re-interpretation.
In re-assessing the accepted truths of Labour's ascendancy he
has produced an exhaustive, convincing and, in many ways, iconoclastic
analysis of key features of its rise to power and subsequent consolidation
. . . This book breaks new ground. In producing what will be the
definitive study of the Labour Party in the Rhondda the author
has undoubtedly set the standard for what, as Williams himself
suggests, should be the next step in developing a more comprehensive
history of working-class politics in south Wales. (Socialist
'It is a determinedly local study which elucidates "a microdynamic
explanation of political change" in terms of "the internal
dynamics of Rhondda and the wider South Wales coalfield".
Yet this approach allows a penetrating light to be thrown on wider
historical issues such as the ideological substance of Lib-Labism,
the pathology of Liberal Party decline and the nature, strength
and failure of the communist challenge to Labour in the 1930's.'
(Political Studies)
'For the political historian the book is a must; for the local
historian it is an intriguing example of how local issues intertwine
with the national perspective.' (Local Historian)
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