Bibliography for Wales since 1939

Select Bibliography of Academic Writings about Wales, 1939-97

For a bibliography relating to devolved Wales see here.

For a review essay on writings about C20th Welsh history see Johnes, Martin, ‘For class and nation: dominant trends in the historiography of twentieth-century Wales’, History Compass, 8, 11, (2010), 1257–74. [Download].

GENERAL WELSH HISTORY & SOCIOLOGY

David Cole (ed), The New Wales (Cardiff: UWP, 1990). [Nice collection of essays on most aspects ofWales. Broader in focus than other similar collections.]

Davies, John, Hanes Cymru / A History of Wales (Penguin, 1990/1993, 2007). [Also see Williams, Gwyn A., ‘With the History Left In: John Davies’s New History of Wales’, Planet 82, 1990] Published in both languages ofWales and the nation’s seminal history. Upbeat in tone, accessible and scholarly but perhaps most remarkable for Penguin’s decision to publish the orginal Welsh version.

Day, Graham, Making Sense of Wales: A Sociological Perspective (Cardiff, 2002). [Critical introduction to the social science literature onWales.  Overlooks popular culture and and criticized by some for not being sympatric enough to the Welsh language but seminal nonetheless.]

Dunkerley, David  & Thompson, Andrew (eds), Wales Today (Cardiff, 1999). [Very useful as introduction to a variety of social science perspectives.]

Evans, Gwynfor, Aros Mae (1971) / Land of My Fathers (2008 edn) [NB Evans had a rather flawed view ofWales’ history]

Fevre, Ralph & Thompson, Andrew (eds.), Nation, Identity and Social Theory: Perspectives from Wales (Cardiff, 1999). [Useful essays on various aspects of Welsh identity]

Herbert, Trevor & Jones, Gareth Elwyn (eds.) Post-War Wales (Cardiff, 1995) [Brief overviews of some key themes in recent history, accompanied by extracts from primary sources. Better on politics than socio-cultural things.]

Howell, D. W. (ed), Pembrokeshire County History, vol.IV: Modern Pembrokeshire, 1815-1974 (1993).

I. Hume & W. T. R. Pryce (eds.), The Welsh and their Country: Selected Readings in the Social Sciences (1986), 134-52. [early collection of social science work onWales. Product of its time.

Jenkins, Geraint H. A Concise History of Wales (Cambridge, 2006).  [Good overview but very concise]

Jenkins, Geraint H & Ieuan G Jones. Cardiganshire County History. Vol 3, Cardiganshire in Modern Times (1998).

Jenkins, Philip, A History of Modern Wales 1536-1990 (London, 1992). [As above but more critical of idea ofWales].

John, Arthur H. and Williams, Glanmor (eds.), Glamorgan County History Vol.V: Industrial Glamorgan (Cardiff, 1980). [Useful essays]

Jones, Gareth Elwyn, Modern Wales: A Concise History (Cambridge, 1994) [Very concise]

Jones, R. Merfyn, Cymru 2000: Hanes Cymru yn yr Ugeinfed Ganrif (Cardiff, 1999). [Short but lively overview.]

Mackay, Hugh (ed), Understanding Contemporary Wales (Cardiff, 2010). [Curate’s egg of introductory essays onWales and Welsh society].

Morgan, K. O., Rebirth of a Nation: Wales, 1880-1980 (Oxford, 1981). [The best survey after Davies. Wide ranging and authoritative, although some of its conclusions can certainly be quibbled.]

Morgan, K. O., ‘Walessince 1945’ in J. Hollowell, ed., Britain since 1945 (Oxford, 2003), pp.126-40. [Mostly about politics but a useful summary]

Morgan, Prys (ed.), Glamorgan County History Vol.VI: Glamorgan Society 1780-1980 (Cardiff, 1988). [More useful essays]

D. Thomas (ed) Wales: A New Study (1977).

Williams, Chris, ‘On a border in history? Wales, 1945-85’, in Gareth Elwyn Jones and Dai Smith (eds.), The People of Wales (Gomer, 1999), pp.207-41. [Good overview of the period].

Williams, Gwyn A., When Was Wales? (London, 1985). [provocative product of its time]

WALES AND WORLD WAR II

Bloomfield, Stuart, Wales at War: The Experience of the Second World War in Wales (Stroud, 2009)

Bloomfield, Stuart, ‘The apprentice boys’ strikes of the Second World War’, Llafur, 3, 2 (1981), 53-67.

Carradice, Phil, Wales at War (Llandysul, 2003).

Cullen, Stephen M., ‘Another Nationalism: the British Unionof Fascists in Glamorgan, 1932-40’, WHR, 17, 1 (1994/95), 101-114.

Tony Curtis (ed.), Wales at War: Critical Essays on Literature and Art (Bridgend, 2007). Evans, Neil, ‘Regulating the reserve army: Arabs, blacks and the local state in Cardiff, 1919-45’ Immigrants & Minorities 4, 2 (1985), 68-115.

Gaffney, Angela, ‘The second Armageddon: remembering the Second World War in Wales’, in Matthew Cragoe & Chris Williams (eds), Wales and War: Society, Politics and Religion in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Cardiff, 2007), pp. 184-203.

Jarman, A. O. H., ‘Plaid Cymru in the Second World War’, Planet (1979), 21-30.

Jones, Ivor Wynne, Hitler’s Celtic Echo (Llandudno, 2006).

Jones, J. Graham, ‘The National Petition on the legal status of the Welsh Language, 1938-1942’, WHR, 18, 1 (1996), 92-124

Morris, June, ‘Morale under Air Attack: Swansea, 1939-1941’, Welsh History Review, 11 (1983), 358-87.

Oertel, Gerhard, ‘Trade union activity of German refugees during the Second World War in the Forestry of North Wales recollections of personal experiences’, Immigrants & Minorities, 14, 3,(1995), 257-64.

O’Sullivan, John, When Wales went to War, 1939-45 (Sutton, 2004).

Roberts, Brian, ‘A mining town in wartime: the fears for the future’, Llafur, 6, 1 (1992), 82-95.

Walstow, Hayley, ‘Evacuation to Aberdare during World War Two’, Llafur, 7, 2 (1997), 23-31

Williams, Gerwyn, ‘Continental excursions’, Planet, 129 (1998), 83-91.

Williams, G. A., When was Wales? (London: Penguin, 1985). [Not much on post-1945 and what there is very much a product of the writer but a provocative book nonetheless.

Williams, Mari A., A Forgotten Army: Female Munitions Workers of South Wales, 1939-1945 (Cardiff, 2002).

Mari A. Williams, ‘‘In the wars’: Wales, 1914-45’, in Gareth Elwyn Jones & Dai Smith, eds., The People of Wales (Llandysul, 1999).

ECONOMY AND INDUSTRY

Baber, C. and Dessant, J., ‘The Glamorgan Economy after 1945’ in John, Arthur H. and Williams, Glanmor (eds), Glamorgan County History Vol.V: Industrial Glamorgan (Cardiff, 1980).

D. H. Blackby, D. Hall, P. L. Latreille, D. N. Manning, P. D. Murphy, N. C. O’Leary & F. Sumner, ‘Defence cuts, redundancies and future employment prospects in west Wales’, CW, 6 (1994), 49-72.

Boyns, Trevor, ‘The Electricity Industry in South Wales to 1949’, Welsh History Review, 15, 1 (1990/91), 79-107.

Cairncross, Alec, The British Economy since 1945: Economic Policy and Performance (Oxford: 2nd edn, 1995).

Cato, Molly Scott, The Pit and the Pendulum: A Cooperative Future for Work in the Welsh Valleys (Cardiff, 2004).

Cooke, Phil, ‘Wales’ in P. Dameswick and P. Wood(eds), Regional Problems, Problem Regions and Public Policy in the United Kingdom (Oxford, 1987).

Davies, James A. ‘“Two strikes and you’re out”: 1926 and 1984 in Welsh industrial fiction’, in H. Gustav Klaus and Stephen Knight, eds., British Industrial Fictions (Cardiff: UWP, 2000), 137-47.

Day, Graham & Merylyn Hedger, ‘Mid Wales: missing the point’, Urban Studies, 27, 2 (1990), 283-90.

England, Joe, The Wales TUC 1974-2004 (Cardiff, 2004). [Short, sympathetic but insightful history of a very important institution]

Francis, Hywel and Smith, David, The Fed: A History of the South Wales Miners (Cardiff, 2nd edn., 1998) [Has rather a heroic undertone but a masterly study of a trade union, set, vert firmly, within its wider social context. An essential book for understanding post-warWales.]

Francis, Hywel & Kim Howells, ‘The politics of coal in south Wales, 1945-48’, Llafur, 3, 3 (1982).

Fevre, Ralph, Wales is Closed: The Quiet Privatisation of British Steel (Nottingham, 1989)

Edward Fieldhouse & Emma Hollywood, ‘Life after mining: hidden unemployment and changing patterns of economic activity amongst miners in Englandand Wales, 1981-191’, Work, Employment and Society, 13, 3 (1999), 483-502. [Interesting study that shows that some miners did work again but that unemployment was a problem, especially inWales]

Francis, Hywel and Rees, Gareth, “No Surrender in the Valleys’: the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike in South Wales’, Llafur 5, 2 (1989). [Sympathetic but worthy account].

Francis, Hywel, ‘Society and Trade Unions in Glamorgan, 1800-1987’ in Morgan, Prys (ed), Glamorgan County History Vol.VI: Glamorgan Society 1780-1980 (Cardiff, 1988).

Francis, Hywel, History on Our Side: Wales and the 1984/5 Miners’ Strike (Cardigan, 2009).

George, K.D. and Mainwaring, Lynn (eds), The Welsh Economy (Cardiff, 1988). [Important series of overviews of Welsh economy].

George, K.D. and Mainwaring, Lynn, ‘The Welsh Economy in the 1980s’, Contemporary Wales, 1 (1987).

Gildart, Keith, North Wales Miners: a Fragile Unity, 1945-1996 (Cardiff, 2001). [An excellent book on the industry and its wider context. The north Wales coalfield is too often forgotten but this book is a worthy history if it.]

Harries, P. G. H., ‘Cwmllynfell Colliery: An Early Attempt to Form a Workers’ Co-operative’, Llafur 7, 2 (1997).

Harris, C. C. Redundancy and Recession in South Wales (Oxford, 1987).

Hooper, Alan and Punter, John (eds), Capital Cardiff, 1975-2020: Regeneration, Competitiveness and the Urban Environment (Cardiff, 2006) [A very (and sometimes too) critical account of the redevelopment of Cardiff.]

Humphrys, Graham, South Wales (Newton Abbott, 1972). [An important wide-ranging industrial survey. A product of its time.]

Jones, Bill, Brian Roberts & Chris Williams, ‘‘Going from the darkness to the light: South Wales miners’ attitudes towards nationalisation’, Llafur, 7, 1 (1996), 96-100.  [Shows that nationalization did matter to miners, at its beginning at least]

Jones, Handel, Teulu’r Tir: Hanes Undeb Amaethwyr Cymru 1955-1992 (1994). [History of a farming union]

Leeworthy, Daryl, ‘The secret life of us: 1984, the miners’ strike and the place of biography in writing history ‘from below’, European Review of History, 19, 5 (2012), 825-46.

Lovering, J., ‘Celebrating globalization and misreading the Welsh economy: the “new regionalism”’, Contemporary Wales, 11 (1999), 12-60. [Critical account of the idea of a Welsh economic revival]

Lovering , J. ‘New myths of the Welsh economy”, Planet, 116 (1996), 6-16. [as above]

Macdonald, R. & Thomas, H., (eds) Nationality and Planning in Scotland and Wales (Cardiff, 1997).

Manners , Gerald (ed), South Wales in the Sixties (Oxford, 1964). [Contemporary academic study of the economy]

Massey, D. Spatial Divisions of Labour: Social Structures and the Geography of Production (London: Macmillan, 1984).[examines impact of industrial decline on the coalfields]

Morgan, Kenneth O., ‘Post-War Reconstruction in Wales, 1918 and 1945’, in J. M. Winter (ed.), The Working-Class in Modern British History and in K. O. Morgan, Modern Wales: Politics, Places and People (1995). [Useful for some of the ideas of 1945].

Morgan, Kevin & Henderson, Dylan, ‘The Fallible Servant: Evaluating the Welsh Development Agency’ in R. MacDonald & H. Thomas, eds., Nationality and Planning in Scotland and Wales (Cardiff, 1997). [The WDA played an important but far from perfect role in developing the Welsh economy. It is more appreciated now it no longer exists]

Morgan, Kevin, ‘The regional animateur: taking stock of the Welsh Development Agency’, Regional & Federal Studies, 7, 2 (1997), 70-94.

Morgan, Kevin, ‘Reviving the valleys? Urban renewal and governance structures in Wales’, in R. Hambleton & Huw Thomas (eds), Urban Policy Evaluation: Challenge and Change (London, 1995).

Morris, Jonathan and Barry Wilkinson, Divided Wales (Cardiff Business School, 1989). [useful correction to any idea that Wales was unified in social or economic terms].

Morris, Jonathan, ‘McJobbing a region: industrial restructuring and the widening socio-economic divide in Wales’, in Royce Turner (ed), The British Economy in Transition: From the Old to the New? (London, 1995), 46-66. [More criticism of the post-mid 1980s economic revival]

Pretty, D., The Rural Revolt that Failed: Farm Workers’ Trade Unions in Wales, 1889-1950 (Cardiff, 1989).

Pretty, D., ‘Women and Trade Unionism in Welsh Rural Society, 1889-1950’, Llafur, 5/3 (1990), 5-13.

Rees, Ioan Bowen, ‘Wales Today: Nation or Market?’, Planet 79, 1990. [Rees’ answer lay in his politics].

Rees, Graham L., Survey of the Welsh Economy, Commission on the Constitution, Research Papers (London: HMSO, 1973). [Useful study undertaken in preparation for a devolution that never happened].

Rees, T., ‘Population and industrial decline in the south Wales coalfield’, Regional Studies, 12/1 (1978), 69-77.

Richards, Andrew J., Miners on Strike: Class Solidarity and Division in Britain (Oxford, 1996). [Not much used but some very useful evidence from Wales]

Rowley, Gwyn, ‘The Cardiff Bay Development Corporation: urban regeneration, local economy and community’, Geoforum, 25, 3 (1994), 265-84.

Samuel, Raphael et al., The Enemy Within: Pit Villages and the Miners’ Strike of 1984-85 (1986) [articles on South Wales by Barbara Bloomfield]

Thomas, Brinley (ed), The Welsh Economy (Cardiff, 1962). [Important contemporary economic studies and readable too, something which is not always true of economics.]

Thomas, Dennis, ‘The Welsh Economy, 1949-1999’, Transactions of Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, New Series, Vol. 5. (1999) [Clear overview]

Thomas, Dennis, ‘Economi Cymru 1945-1995’, Cof Cenedl XI (1996). [As above]

Thomas, Huw, ‘Cardiff’, Cities, 6, 2 (1984), 91-101.

Thomas, Huw, ‘Redevelopment in Cardiff Bay: state intervention and the securing of consent’, Contemporary Wales, 5 (1993), 81-98. [Thomas’s research is a critique of the Cardiff Bay project, drawing attention to how it did not always serve the needs of the pre-existing local population.]

Thomas, Huw, ‘The local press and urban renewal: a south Wales case study’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 18, 2 (1994), 315-33.

Thomas, Huw, Regenerating Cardiff Bay: The First Steps in their Historical and Policy Contexts, Papers in Planning Research, 170 (Cardiff, 1999).

Thomas, Huw, ‘Spatial restructuring in the capital: struggles to shape Cardiff’s built environment’, in Ralph Fevre & Andrew Thompson (eds.), Nation, Identity and Social Theory: Perspectives from Wales (Cardiff, 1999), pp. 168-88.

Michael Thomas, The Death of an Industry: South Wales Mining and its Decline – the Local Story in a Global Context (Colben System: Singapore, 2004). [A little electic in places but a useful account of the ‘end’ of the Welsh coal industry.]

Wass, Victoria & Lynn Mainwaring, ‘Economic and social consequences of rationalization in the south Wales coal industry’, CW, 3 (1989), 161-86. [What happens when a pit closes]

Williams, Chris, Capitalism, Community and Conflict: the South Wales coalfield 1898-1947 (Cardiff, 1998). [The best introduction to coalfield history up to nationalization.]

Zweiniger-Bargielowska, I., ‘Miners’ Militancy: A Study of Four South Wales Collieries during the Middle of the Twentieth Century’, Welsh History Review, 16/3 (1992), 356-83. [Critical of the idea of radical miners]

Zweiniger-Bargielowska, I., ‘South Wales Miners’ Attitudes Towards Nationalisation: An Essay in Oral history’, Llafur, 6/3 (1994): 70-84. [Portrays (controversially) nationalization as something that did not concern mines greatly]

POLITICS

Andrews, Leighton, Wales Says YES: The Inside Story of the Yes for Wales Referendum Campaign (Bridgend, 1999).

Balsom, Denis & Madgwick, P. J., ‘Wales, European integration and devolution’ in Martin Kolinsky (ed.), Divided Loyalties: British Regional Assertion and European Integration

Balsom,Denis, P. J. Madgwick and D. Van Mechelen, ‘The red and the green: patterns of partisan choice in Wales’, British Journal of Political Science 13 (1983), 299-325.

Balsom, Denis, P. J. Madgwick and D. Van Mechelen, ‘The political consequences of Welsh identity’, Ethnic and Racial Studies 7 (1984), 160-81.

Balsom, Denis, Peter Madgwick & Dennis VanMechlelen, The Political Consequences of Welsh Identity (Strathclyde, 1982). [Important early example of Welsh political science]

Balsom, Denis, ‘The three Wales model’, in J. Osmond (ed.), The National Question Again: Welsh Political Identity in the 1980s (Llandysul, 1985), pp. 1-17. [Very influential essay, although rather flawed]

Bogdanor, Vernon, Devolution in the United Kingdom (Oxford, 1999). [Nice intro from a centre rather than Welsh perspective]

Bradbury, Jonathan, ‘Conservative governments, Scotland and Wales: a perspective on territorial management’, in J. Bradbury & J. Mawson, eds., British Regionalism and Devolution: The Challenges pf State Reform and European Integration (London, 1997), pp. 74-98.

Chapman, T. R., (ed.), The Idiom of Dissent: Protest and Propaganda in Wales (Llandysul, 2006). [Includes essays on Parliament for Wales campaign, Peace Movement in Wales in the 1980s, Devolution and the right and ‘racist nationalists’. Not the most balanced commentaries in places.

Clews, Roy, To Dream of Freedom: The Story of MAC and the Free Wales Army (Talybont, 2005).

Cunningham, Michael, ‘Public Policy and Normative Language: Utility, Community and Nation in the Debate Over the Construction of Tryweryn Reservoir’, Parliamentary Affairs, 60, 4 (2007), 625-636.

Curtis, Ben, ‘The Wilson government and pit closures in south Wales, 1964-70’, Llafur, 9, 1 (2004), 59-70.

Davies, Gwilym Prys, (2008) Cynhaeaf Hanner Canrif: Gwleidyddiaeth Gymreig 1945-2005 (Llandysul, 2008).

Davies, John, ‘Wales in the 1960s’, Llafur 4, 4 (1987).

Davies, John, Plaid Cymru oddi ar 1960 / Plaid Cymru since 1960 (1997)

Davies, John, The Green and the Red: Nationalism and Ideology in Twentieth Century Wales

Davies, John, ‘Boddi Capel Celyn’, Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes a Chofnodion Sir Feirionnydd 13, 2 (1999).

Davies, Ron, Devolution: A Process not an Event (Cardiff, 1999). [More important for its title than its content]

Deacon, R. M., The Governance of Wales: the Welsh Office and the Policy Process 1964-99 (Cardiff, 2002). [A start on an important topic].

Denver, D., ‘Voting in the 1997 Scottish and Welsh devolution referendums: information, interests and opinions’, European Journal of Political Research, 41 (2002), 827-44.

Edwards, Andrew, ‘Answering the Challenge of Nationalism: Goronwy Roberts and the Appeal of the Labour Party in North-West Wales During the 1950s’ WHR, 22, 1 (2004), 126-52. [Important corrective to traditional views of Labour].

Edwards, Andrew, Labour’s Crisis: Plaid Cymru, The Conservatives, and the Decline of the Labour Party in North-West Wales, 1960-1974 (Cardiff, 2011). [Useful extended review here]

Edwards, Andrew and Wiliam, Mari Elin, ‘The ‘Red Dragon/Red Flag’ Debate Revisited: the Labour Party, Culture and Language in Wales, 1945-c. 1970, Welsh History Review, 26, 1 (2012), 105-27.

Edwards, Andrew, ‘Aneurin: Reinventing Labour, the voices of a new generation’, Llafur, 9, 1 (2004), 71-84.

Edwards, Andrew and Tanner, Duncan, ‘Defining or dividing the nation? Opinion polls, Welsh identity and devolution, 1966-1979’, Contemporary Wales, 18, (2006), 54-71.

Edwards, Andrew & Davies, John (2009) ‘Refferendwm ’79’ Barn, 554 (2009), 17-21.

Elcock, Howard & Keating, Michael (eds.), Remaking the Union: Devolution and British Politics in the 1990s (London, 1998).

Evans, Gwynfor, ‘Hanes Twf Plaid Cymru 1925-1995’, Cof Cenedl X (1995) [Inside view, as expected]

Evans, John G., Devolution in Wales: Claims and Responses 1937-1979. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2006). [Good on the facts].

Evans, Rhys, Gwynfor: Rhag Pob Brad (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2005). Published in English as R. Evans, Gwynfor Evans: A Portrait of a Patriot (Talybont, 2008). [A classic biography]

Gwyn Jenkins, Prif Weinidog Answyddogol Cymru: Cofiant Huw T. Edwards (Talybont, 2007).

Fowler, Carwyn, ‘Nationalism and the Labour Party in Wales’, Llafur, 8, 4 (2003), 97-105.

Fowler, Carwyn & Jones, R. ‘Fractured Intellectuals and the Nation; Cynog Dafis and Welsh nationalism’, Contemporary Wales, 21, 1, (2008) 130-149.

Fowler, Carwyn, ‘Welsh National Identity and the British Political Process’, in Caunce, S., Mazierska, E., Sydney-Smith, S. and Walton, J. (eds.) Redefining Britishness (Manchester, 2004), pp. 196-216.

Fowler, C. and Jones, R., ‘Can Environmentalism and Nationalism Be Reconciled? The Plaid Cymru / Green Party Alliance, 1991-95’, Regional and Federal Studies, 16, 3 (2006), pp. 315-331.

Fowler, C. and Jones, R. (2005) ‘Environmentalism and Nationalism in the UK’, Environmental Politics, 14, 4 (2005), 541-545.

Foulkes, D., Jones, J.B. & Wilford, R.A., The Welsh Veto: the Wales Act 1978 and the Referendum (Cardiff, 1983). [Classic and wide ranging study]

Griffiths, Dylan, Thatcherism and Territorial Politics: A Welsh Case Study (Avebury, 1996). [Rarely read anymore but useful]

Griffiths, Dylan, ‘Writing on the margins: Welsh politics’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 2, 1 (April 2000), 124-34.

Griffiths, Dylan, ‘The Welsh Office and Welsh Autonomy’, Public Administration, 77, 4 (1999), 793-807. [He’s critical of the idea there ever was any Welsh autonomy in the Welsh Office]

Griffiths, Robert, S. O. Davies: A Socialist Faith (Llandysul, 1983). [Very interesting and sympathetic account of an iconic figure].

Griffiths, Robert, ‘The Other Aneurin Bevan’, Planet, 41 (1978).

Hopkin, Deian, ‘Y Werin a’i Theyrnas: Ymateb. Sosialaeth i Genedlaetholdeb, 1880–1920’, Cof Cenedl, VI (1991), 162–92.

Hopkin, Deian (ed.), Labour Party Wales: 1937-1987: A Documentary Souvenir (Cardiff, 1987).

Humphries, John, Freedom Fighters: Wales’s Forgotten ‘War’, 1963-1993 (Cardiff, 2008). [Account of Welsh terrorism and political extremism]

James, Arnold J. and John E. Thomas, Wales at Westminster: a history of the Parliamentary representation of Wales 1800-1979 (Llandysul, 1981).

Jenkins, Simon, ‘Welsh devolution through London eyes’, Transactions of the Honourable Societyof Cymmrodorion New Series, 10 (2004). Available online at: http://www.cymmrodorion1751.org.uk/pages/publications/devolution.html

Johnes, Martin, ‘Uneasy Relationships: The Aberfan Disaster 1966, Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council and Local Politics’, Welsh History Review, 20, 1 (2000), 143-66.

Johnston, Ron, Dafydd Trystan, Charles Pattie and Richard Wyn Jones, ‘From Parliament to Assembly: Changing Voter Behaviour in Wales Between the 1997 General Election and the 1999 National Assembly Election’, Contemporary Wales 13 (2000), 182-202.

Jones, Barry, ‘The Welsh Office: a political expedient or an administrative innovation?’, Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (1990), 281-92. [Useful]

Jones, J. Barry & and Balsom, Denis (eds), The Road to the National Assembly for Wales (2000). [Essays on how/why devolution happened. Better on how].

Jones, J. Barry and R. A. Wilford, Parliament and Territoriality (Cardiff, 1986)

Jones, J. Barry, ‘The First Welsh National Assembly Election’, Government and Opposition, 34, 3 (1999), 323-32.

Jones, Barry, ‘Welsh politics and the changing British and European contexts’, in J. Bradbury & J. Mawson, eds., British Regionalism and Devolution: The Challenges pf State Reform and European Integration (London: Jessica Kingsely, 1997), pp.55-73.

Jones, Howard C., ‘The Labour Party in Cardiganshire, 1918-66’, Ceredigion, 9, 2 (1982).

Jones, J. Graham, ‘S. O. Davies and the Government of Wales Bill 1955’, Llafur, 8, 3 (2002), 67-77. [J. Graham Jones has produced a series of closely-researched narratives on post-war political history. Cumulatively, they make an important contribution to our knowledge of what happened.]

Jones, Graham,’ The Parliament for Wales Campaign, 1950-1956′, Welsh History Review, 16 (1992-3).

Jones, J. Graham, ‘Y Blaid Lafur, Datganoli a Chymru, 1900-1979’, Cof Cenedl VII (1992).

Jones, J. Graham, ‘The Liberal Party and Wales after 1945’, WHR, 16, 3 (1993), 326-55.

Jones, J. Graham , ‘Glamorgan politics, 1918-85’, in Prys Morgan (ed.), Glamorgan County History Vol. VI: Glamorgan Society 1780-1980 (Cardiff, 1988), pp. 71-87.

Jones, J. Graham, ‘Emlyn Hooson’s Parliamentary debut: the Montgomeryshire by-election of 1962’, Montgomeryshire Collections, 81 (1993).

Jones, J. Graham, ‘Desmond Donnelly and the 1963 Labour Party leadership contest’, Llafur, 7, 3-4 (1998-1999), 153-9.

Jones, J. Graham, ‘The Cardiganshire election of 1966’, Llafur, 9, 1 (2004), 59-70.

Jones, Mervyn, A Radical Life: The Biography of Megan Lloyd George, 1902-66 (London, 1991).

Jones, Richard Wyn, Tristan, Dafydd & Scully, Richard, ‘Why the Conservatives do (even) worse in Wales?’ in Lynn Bennie, Colin Rallings, Jon Tonge and Paul Webb (eds), British Parties and Elections Review, 12 (2002), pp. 229-45.

Jones, R. W. & Lewis, B. ‘The Welsh Devolution Referendum’, Politics, 19, 1 (1999), 37-46.

Jones, Richard Wyn & Scully, Richard, ‘Minor tremor but several casualties: The 2003 Welsh election,’ in Roger Scully, Colin Rallings, Jonathan Tonge and Paul Webb (eds.), British Parties and Elections Review , Vol. 14 (2004), 191-207.

Jones, Richard Wyn, Tristan, Dafydd & Scully, Richard, ‘Turnout, Participation and Legitimacy in Post-Devolution Wales’, British Journal of Political Science , 34, 3 (2004), 519-37.

Jones, Richard Wyn, ‘On Process, Events and Unintended Consequences: National identity and the politics of Welsh devolution,’ in Scottish Affairs, 37 (2001), 34-57.

Jones, Richard Wyn & Tristan, Dafydd, A ‘Quiet Earthquake’: The First National Elections to the National Assembly for Wales CREST working paper, 85 (2000) http://www.crest.ox.ac.uk/p85.htm

Jones, Richard Wyn, Ron Johnston, Charles Pattie and Dafydd Trystan, ‘From Parliament to Assembly: Changing Voting Behaviour in Wales between the 1997 General Election and the 1999 National Assembly Election,’ Contemporary Wales, 13 (2000), 182-201.

Lang, Mark, ‘Victory: the Labour Party and the trade unions in Wales, 1945-51’, Llafur, 8, 4 (2003), 89-96.

Lynch, Peter, ‘The political strategy of Plaid Cymru in the 1980s and 1990s’, Regional & Federal Studies, 5, 2 (1995), 197-210.

McAllister, Ian, ‘The Labour Party in Wales: The Dynamics of One-Partyism’, Llafur 3, 2 (1981).

McAllister, L., ‘The road to Cardiff Bay: the process of establishing the National Assembly for Wales’, Parliamentary Affairs, 52 (1999), 634-48.

McAllister, Laura, Plaid Cymru: The Emergence of a Political Party (2001)

McAllister, Laura, ‘Gender, Nation and Party: an uneasy alliance for Welsh nationalism’, Women’s History Review, 10, 1 (2001)

McAllister, Laura, ‘The Welsh Devolution Referendum: Definitely, Maybe?’, Parliamentary Affairs, 51, 2 (1998)

McLean, I. & Johnes, M. Aberfan: Government and Disasters (Cardiff, 2000).

Madgwick, P. et al., The Politics of Rural Wales: A Study of Cardiganshire (London, 1973). [Based on a large survey and plenty of other contemporary evidence, this book offers a fascinating view of rural politics and attitudes.]

Morgan, Kenneth O., ‘Post-War Reconstruction in Wales, 1918 and 1945’, in J. M. Winter (ed.), The Working-Class in Modern British History and in K. O. Morgan Modern Wales: Politics, Places and People (1995)

Morgan, K.O., ‘The Welsh in English Politics’ in Welsh Society and Nationhood: Historical Essays Presented to Glanmor Williams ed. by R. R. Davies, Ralph

Morgan, Kenneth O., ‘Wales Since 1945: Political Society’ in Herbert, T. and Jones, G.E. (eds), Post-War Wales (Cardiff, 1995).

Morgan, Kenneth O., ‘Welsh Nationalism: The Historical Background’, Journal of Contemporary History 6, 1 (1971) and in his Modern Wales: Politics, Places and People (1995)

Morgan, Kenneth O., ‘Welsh nationalism’, in W. R. Louis (ed.), Adventures with Britannia: Personalities, Politics and Culture in Britain (London, 1995), pp. 291-305.

Morgan, Kenneth O., Callaghan: A Life (Oxford, 1997).

Morgan, Kevin, “Harry Pollitt, Rhondda East and the Cold War collapse of the British communist electorate.” Llafur 10,  4 (2011), 16-31.

Morgan, Kevin & Mungham, Geoff, Redesigning Democracy: The Making of the Welsh Assembly (2000)

Morgan, Kenneth O., The Red Dragon and the Red Flag: The Cases of James Griffiths and Aneurin Bevan (Aberystwyth, 1988).

O’Leary, Paul, ‘Of Devolution, Maps and Divided Mentalities’, Planet, 127 (1998), 7-13. [Examines the 1997 referendum, persuasively arguing that the maps which portrayed the results as a Wales divided by geography were deeply flawed].

Osmond, John, Creative Conflict: The Politics of Welsh Devolution (Landysul, 1978).[Osmond has long campaigned for devolution and has produced a series of useful studies to support his case]

Osmond, John (ed.), The National Question Again: Welsh Political Identity in the 1980s (Llandysul, 1985).

Osmond, John, The Democratic Challenge (Llandysul, 1992)

Osmond, John, A Parliament for Wales (Llandysul, 1994)

Osmond, John (ed.), A Parliament for Wales (Llandysul, 1994).

Osmond, John, Building the Nation: Creating ‘Internal Political Solidarity’. The 1979, 1997 and 2011 Referendums in Wales (Cardiff, 2007).

Osmond, John, ‘Welsh politics in the new millennium’, in David Morley & Kevin Robins, eds., British Cultural Studies (Oxford, 2001), pp.109-25.

Lewis, Malcolm, ‘Socialism or Tiddlywinks: The Political Career of Aneurin Bevan’, Planet 92 (1992).

Philip, Alun Butt, The Welsh Question: Nationalism in Welsh politics 1945-70 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1975)

Rawlings, Richard, ‘New Model Wales’, Journal of Law and Society, 25 (1998), 461-509 [A discussion of the problems of the constitutional settlement]

Rowlands, Ted, Something Must Be Done’: South Wales v Whitehall 1921-1951 (Merthyr, 2000). [A Labour Party perspective but that doesn’t make it wrong.]

Rowlands, Ted, ‘Whitehall’s last stand: the establishment of the Welsh Office, 1964’, Contemporary Wales, 16 (2004), 39-52.

Smith, Dai, ‘Speaking the word: the tongue of South Wales’, New Welsh Review, 14 (1992).

Smith, Dai, Aneurin Bevan and the World of South Wales (Cardiff, 1994).

Smith, Dai, ‘ “The Ashes onto the Wind”: Bevan and Wales’ in Geoffrey Goodman (ed.), The State of the Nation: The Political Legacy of Aneurin Bevan (1997). Also published as ‘In Place of Wales: A Coda’ in his Wales: A Question for History (1999).

Smith, J. B. (ed.), James Griffiths and his Times (Ferndale, 1977).

Tanner, Duncan, ‘Richard Crossman, Harold Wilson and devolution, 1966-70: the making of government policy’, Twentieth Century British History, 17, 4 (2006), 545-78.

Tanner, Duncan, Williams, Chris & Hopkin, Deian (eds), The Labour Party in Wales 1900-2000 (Cardiff, 2000). [Excellent collection of essays]

Taylor, Bridget & Katarina Thomson (eds.), Scotland and Wales: Nations Again (Cardiff, 1999).  [Includes much survey evidence on the 1997 referendums, a useful history of devolution in Wales by KO Morgan and a chapter that asks why the 1997 Welsh result was so different from 1979]

Thomas, James, ‘”Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief”: Anti-Welshness, the press and Neil Kinnock’, Llafur, 7, 2 (1997), 95-108. [Clear evidence that the English press held Kinnock’s Welshness against him. An injustice whatever people might think of Kinnock.]

Ward, P., ‘Welsh and Working Class (and British too): The case of Huw T. Edwards’,North American Journal of Welsh Studies Vol. 6/2 (2006): 15-26.

Williams, Chris, Democratic Rhondda: Politics and Society 1885-1951 (Cardiff, 1996). [Mostly pre-World War II but important demonstration of why local politics should matter to historians and contemporaries.]

Zweiniger-Bargielowska, I., ‘Colliery Managers and Nationalization: The Experience in South Wales’, Business History, 34, 4 (1992), 59-78.

COMMUNITIES AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Adamson, David, Living on the Edge: Poverty and Deprivation in Wales (Llandysul, 1996)

Adamson, David, ‘Lived experience, social consumption and political change: Welsh politics into the 1990s’, in Graham Day and Gareth Rees (eds), Regions, Nations and European Integration: Remaking the Celtic Periphery (Cardiff, 1991), 103-23.

Adamson, David & Stuart Jones, ‘Continuity and change in the valleys: residents’ perceptions in 1995 and 2001’, Contemporary Wales, 16 (2003), 1-23.

Beckett, J., ‘City status for Swansea, 1911-69’, WHR, 21/3 (2003), 534-51.

Bell, Colin, Middle Class Families (London, 1968). [Study of Swansea]

Brennan, T., E. W. Cooney & H. Pollins, Social Change in South-West Wales (London, 1954).

Cameron, Ross, ‘The most colourful extravaganza in the world’: images of Tiger Bay, 1845-1970’, Patterns of Prejudice, 31, 2 (1997), 59-90.

Campbell, Betrix, Goliath’s Britain: Dangerous Places (London, 1993). [Section on 1991 Ely riots]

Carter, H., & W. K. D. Davies (eds), Urban Essays: Studies in the Geography of Wales (London, 1970).

Chambers, Paul, Religion, Secularization and Social Change in Wales: Congregational Studies in a Post-Christian Society (Cardiff, 2005).

Charles, Nickie, Charlotte Aull Davies & Chris Harris, Families in Transition: Social Change, Family Formation and Kin Relationships (Bristol, 2008). [Study of Swansea, influenced by Rosser & Harris’ 1965 work]

Charles, Nickie and Charlotte Aull Davies, ‘Studying the particular, illuminating the general: community studies and community in Wales’, Sociological Review, 53, 4 (2005), 672-90.

Cloke, P., Goodwin, M. & Milbourne, P. Rural Wales: Community and Marginalization (Cardiff, 1997).

Cloke, P., Goodwin, M. & Milbourne, P. ‘’There’s so many strangers in the village now”: marginalization and change in 1990s Welsh rural life-styles’, Contemporary Wales, 8 (1995), 47-74.

Day, Graham, ‘‘A Million on the Move’?: Population change in rural Wales’, Contemporary Wales, 3 (1989).

Dicks, Bella, Heritage, Place and Community (Cardiff, 2000).

Emmett, Isabel, A North Wales Village: A Social Anthropological Study (London, 1964) [the best of the work on rural Wales]

Emmett, Isobel, ‘Blaenau boys in the mid-1960s’, in G. Williams (ed.), Social and Cultural Change in Contemporary Wales (London: Routledge, 1978), 90-3.

Emmett, Isabel, ‘Fe godwn ni eto: stasis and change in a Welsh industrial town’, in Anthony P. Cohen (ed), Belonging: Identity and Social Organisation in British Rural Cultures (Manchester, 1982), 165-97.

Evans, Jill, Hudson, Claire and Smith, Penny, ‘Women and the Strike: It’s a Whole Way of Life’ in Bob Fine and Robert Millar, eds., Policing the Miners’ Strike (1985)

Francis, Hywel and Rees, Gareth, “No Surrender in the Valleys’: the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike in South Wales’, Llafur 5, 2 (1989)

Frankenberg, Ronald, Village on the Border: A Social Study of Religion, Politics and Football in a North Wales Community (London, 1957)

Nick Gallent, Alan Mace & Mark Tewdwr-Jones, ‘Dispelling a myth? Second homes in rural Wales’, Area, 35, 3 (2003), 271-84.

Gildart, Keith, North Wales Miners: a Fragile Unity, 1945-1996 (Cardiff, 2001)

Griffiths, Dylan, ‘The political consequences of migration into Wales’, Contemporary Wales, 5 (1992), 65-80.

Guy, Clifford, ‘The Food and Grocery Shopping Behaviour of Disadvantaged Consumers: Some Results from the Cardiff Consumer Panel’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, New Series, 10, 2 (1985), 181-190.

Herbert, D. T., ‘Population Mobility and Social Change in South Wales’ Town Planning Review, 43, 4 (1972).

Hilton, K. J., The Lower Swansea Valley Project (Longmans 1967)

Howe, G. M., ‘Geographical Distribution of Cancer Mortality in Wales, 1947-53’, Transactions and Papers (Institute of British Geographers), 28 (1960), 199-214.

Howell, D. W. (ed), Pembrokeshire County History, vol.IV: Modern Pembrokeshire, 1815-1974 (1993).

James, Emma, ‘Research on your own doorstep: Welsh rural communities and the perceived effects in in-migration’, in C. A. Davies and Stephanie Jones, eds., Welsh Communities: New Ethnographic Communities (Cardiff, 2003), pp. 49-79.

James, Emma, ‘Immigration flows to Wales: in-migration and change in rural Welsh communities’ in R. Creeser & S. Gleave (eds), Migration Within England and Wales Using the Longitudinal Study (London, 2000), pp. 40-48.

Jenkins, David, Emrys Jones, T. Jones Hughes & Trefor M. Owen, Welsh Rural Communities (Cardiff, 1960). [Important series of studies of sympathetic and flawed Welsh villages from within]

Jenkins, Richard and Arwel Edwards (eds), One Step Forward? South and West Wales Towards the Year 2000 (Llandysul, 1990). [Contemporary reflections on the state of south Wales]

Jones, David J. V, ‘Where did it all go wrong?’: Crime in Swansea, 1938-68’, WHR, 15 (1990/91), 240-74.

Jones, David J. V., Crime and Policing in the Twentieth Century: The South Wales Experience (Cardiff, 1996).

Jones, Gareth Elwyn & Gordon Wynne Roderick, A History of Education in Wales (Cardiff, 2003).

Jones, John Sam, Welsh Boys Too (Cardiff, 2000) [accounts of gay life in Wales]

Jones, Peter Ellis ‘Some trends in Welsh secondary education, 1967-1987’, Contemporary Wales, 2 (1988), 99-118.

Jones, Noragh, Living in Rural Wales (Llandysul, 1993).

Jones, Philip N. ‘A Valley Community in Transition: Ynysybwl in 1966’, Llafur, 9, 1 (2004), 85-95.

Jones, Stephanie, ‘Supporting the team, sustaining the community: gender and rugby in a former mining village’, in C. A. Davies and Stephanie Jones, eds., Welsh Communities: New Ethnographic Communities (Cardiff: 2003), pp. 27-48.

Leonard, Diane, Sex and Generation: A Study of Courtship and Weddings (London, 1980). [1969 study of Swansea]

Lewis, C. R. ‘The analysis of changes in urban status: a case study in Mid-Wales and the middle Welsh borderland’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 64 (1975), 49-65

Llanfihangel Social History Group, A Welsh Countryside Revisited: A New Social Study of Llanfihangel yng Ngwynfa (2003), 148-9.

Lloyd, Thelma, ‘Slum clearance in Merthyr Tydfil, c.1950-1980’, Llafur, 11, 1 (2012), 109-28.

Loudon, J. B., ‘Kinship and Crisis in South Wales’, British Journal of Sociology, 12, 4 (1961), 333-50. [study of changing conditions in rural Vale of Glamorgan]

Loudon, J. B., ‘Religious order and mental disorder: a study of a south Wales rural community’, in M. Banton (ed), The Social Anthropology of Complex Societies (London, 1966), 69-96.

McLean, Iain and Johnes, Martin, Aberfan: Government and Disasters (2000).

Miller, Joe, Situation Vacant: The Social Consequences of Unemployment in a Welsh Town (London: Community Projects Foundation, 1982).

Moore-Colyer, Richard J., ‘The Pryse Family of Gogerddan and the Decline of a Great Estate, 1800-1960’, WHR, 9 (1978/79).

Moore-Colyer, Richard J.,‘Lighting the landscape: rural electrification in Wales’, WHR, 23, 4 (2007), 72-92.

Morgan, Kevin, ‘Reviving the valleys? Urban renewal and governance in Wales’, in Robin Hambleton & Huw Thomas, eds., Urban Policy Evaluation (Liverpool: Paul Chapman, 1995), pp. 174-214.

Morris, Lydia D., ‘Redundancy and patterns of household finance’, Sociological Review, 32, 3 (1984), 492-23. [Study of former Port Talbot steelworkers]

O’Neil, Martin, ‘Family and social change in an urban street community’, in C. A. Davies and Stephanie Jones, eds., Welsh Communities: New Ethnographic Communities (Cardiff: 2003), pp. 80-97.

Paterson, Lindsay and Cristina Iannelli, ‘Patterns of Absolute and Relative Social Mobility: a Comparative Study of England, Wales and Scotland’, Sociological Research Online, 12, 6 (2007), www.socresonline.org.uk/12/6/15.html

Rees, Alwyn, Life in a Welsh Countryside: A Social Study of Llanfihangel yng Ngwynfa (Cardiff, 1950) [seminal (and perhaps romantic?) study of a Welsh parish during the Second World War. A view of a disappearing rural world. Several later editions].

Rees, Gareth, & Rees, T. L., eds., Poverty and Social Inequality in Wales (London: Croom Helm, 1980).

Roberts, B. ‘Welsh identity in a former mining valley: social images and imagined communities’, Contemporary Wales, 5 (1994), 77-96.

Rosser, C, and Harris, C. C., The Family and Social Change (London, 1965) [classic & wide ranging study of Swansea]

Rosser, D. K., ‘The decay of a Welsh-speaking street community: migration and its residual effects’, Contemporary Wales, 7 (1995), 119-35.

Rowley, Gwyn, ‘The Cardiff Bay Development Corporation: urban regeneration, local economy and community’, Geoforum, 25, 3 (1994), 265-84.

Samuel, Raphael et al., The Enemy Within: Pit Villages and the Miners’ Strike of 1984-85 (1986) (articles on South Wales by Barbara Bloomfield)

Sewel, J. Colliery Closure and Social Change (Cardiff, 1975).

Stacey, Margaret, The Human Ecology of the Lower Swansea Valley (Swansea, 1962).

Thomas, Huw, ‘Spatial restructuring in the capital: struggles to shape Cardiff’s built environment’, in Ralph Fevre & Andrew Thompson (eds.), Nation, Identity and Social Theory: Perspectives from Wales (Cardiff, 1999), pp. 168-88.

Thomas, Huw, ‘Cardiff’, Cities, 6, 2 (May 1984), 91-101.

Thomas, M. ‘Colliery closure and the miner’s experience of redundancy’, Contemporary Wales, 4 (1991), 45-66.

Tibbott, Minwell S., ‘Going electric: the changing face of the rural kitchen in Wales, 1945-55’, Folk Life, 28 (1990), 63-74,

Town, S., After the Mines: Changing Employment Opportunities in a South Wales Valley (Cardiff, 1978).

Witham, Charlie, ‘Sheep, subs and showcases: the American military in Brawdy, 1974-1995’, WHR, 24, 4 (2009), 168-86.

Williams, Glyn. ed., Social and Cultural Change in Contemporary Wales (London: Routledge, 1987).

Williamson, Howard The Milltown Boys Revisited (Oxford, 2004) [study of Ely]

Williams, J. L. ‘Some social consequences of grammar school education in a rural area in Wales’, British Journal of Sociology, 10/2 (1959).

CULTURE

Barlow, David M., ‘What’s in the ‘post’? Mass media as a ‘site of struggle’, in J. Aaron and C. Williams, eds., Postcolonial Wales (University of Wales Press, 2005), pp. 193-214.

Berry, David, Wales and Cinema: The First Hundred Years (Cardiff, 1994),

Bianchi, Tony, ‘Aztecs in Treodyrhiw: recent fictions in Wales’, in Ian A. Bell (ed.), Peripheral Visions: Images of Nationhood in Contemporary British Fiction (Cardiff, 1995), 44-76.

Burge, Alun and Keith Davies, ‘‘Enlightenment of the highest order’: the education programme of the south Wales miners, 1956-71’, Llafur, 7, 1 (1996), 111-21

Carter, H. and J. G. Thomas, ‘The Referendum on the Sunday opening of licensed premises in Wales as a criterion of a culture region’, Regional Studies, 3(1968), 61–71;

Carter, H. ‘Y Fro Gymraeg and the 1975 Referendum on the Sunday opening of public houses in Wales’, Cambria: A Welsh Geographical Review,3 (1976), 89–101.

Davies, John, Broadcasting and the BBC in Wales (Cardiff, 1994).

Drakakis-Smith, Angela, Graham Day & Howard H. Davis, ‘Portrait of a locality? The local press at work in north-west Wales, 2000-2005’, Contemporary Wales, 21, (2008), 25-46

Evans, Ifan Gwynfil, ‘Drunk on hope and ideals: the failure of Welsh television, 1959-63’, Llafur, 7, 2 (1997), 81-94.

Frankenberg, Ronald, Village on the Border: A Social Study of Religion, Politics and Football in a North Wales Community (London, 1957).

Griffiths, Alison. ‘National and Cultural Identity in a Welsh Language Soap Opera’, in Robert Allen, (ed.), To Be Continued: Soap Operas Around the World (London, 1995).

Griffiths, Dai and Hill, Sarah, ‘Postcolonial music in contemporary Wales: hybrids and wired geographies’, in J. Aaron and C. Williams, eds., Postcolonial Wales (University of Wales Press, 2005), pp. 215-33.

Hannan, Patrick (ed), Wales on the Wireless (Llandysul, 1988).

Harris, Chris & Richard Startup, ‘The Church in Wales: A Neglected Welsh Institution’, Contemporary Wales, 7 (1994), 97-116.

Herbert, Trevor & Stead, Peter (eds), Hymns and Arias: Great Welsh Voices (Cardiff, 2001).

Hill, Sarah, ‘Blerwytirhwng?’ The Place of Welsh Pop Music (Aldershot, 2007),

Howell, David W., Taking Stock: The Centenary History of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society (Cardiff, 2003),

Humphreys, Emyr, The Taliesin Tradition: A Quest for the Welsh Identity(1983) [about literature]

Humphreys, Rob, ‘Images of Wales’ in Herbert, T. and Jones, G.E(eds), Post-War Wales (Cardiff, 1995).

Jenkins, J. Geraint, Getting Yesterday Right: Interpreting the Heritage of Wales (1992). [A critique of the heritage sector in Wales]

Johnes, M. ‘Irredeemably English?: Association Football and Wales’, Planet: The Welsh Internationalist, 133 (1999), 72-79.

Johnes, M. A History of Sport in Wales (Cardiff, 2005).

Johnes, M.  ‘Every day when I wake up I thank the lord I’m Welsh’: Sport and national identity in post-war Wales, in Adrian Smith & Dilwyn Porter (eds.), Sport and National Identity in the Post-War World (London, 2004) pp. 52-68.

Johnes, M. ‘We hate England! We hate England? National identity and anti-Englishness in Welsh soccer fan culture’, Cycnos, 25 (2008), 143-57.

Johnes, M., ‘A Prince, a King and a Referendum: Rugby, Politics and Nationhood in Wales, 1969-1979’, Journal of British Studies, 47 (2008), 129-148.

Johnston, Dafydd, The Literature of Wales (Cardiff, 1994).

Jones, David, The Beatles and Wales (Cardiff, 2002).

Jones, Glyn, The Dragon Has Two Tongues revised edition ed, by Tony Brown (Cardiff, 2001)

Jones, Philip Henry and Eiluned Rees, eds., A Nation and its Books: A History of the Book in Wales (Aberystwyth, 1998).

Jones, Stephanie, ‘Supporting the team, sustaining the community: gender and rugby in a former mining village’, in C. A. Davies and Stephanie Jones, eds., Welsh Communities: New Ethnographic Communities (Cardiff: 2003), pp. 27-48.

Lucas, Rowland, Voice of a Nation?: A Concise Account of the BBC in Wales, 1923-1973 (1981)

Lord, Peter, The Visual Culture of Wales: Industrial Society (Cardiff, 1998).

Lord, Peter, The Visual Culture of Wales: Imaging the Nation (Cardiff, 2000).

Mason, Rhiannon, Museums, Nations, Identities: Wales and its National Museums (Cardiff, 2007).

Mathias, Roland, Anglo-Welsh Literature: An Illustrated History (Bridgend, 1986).

Medhurst, Jamie, ‘The mass media in twentieth century Wales’ in Rees & Jones (eds.), A Nation and its Books (National Library of Wales, 1998), pp. 329-340.

Medhurst, James , ‘Wales Television – Mammon’s Television? ITV in Wales in the 1960s’, Media History 10, 2 (2004), 119-131.

Medhurst, James, ‘Servant of two tongues: the demise of TWW’, Llafur, 8, 3 (2002), 79-88.

Medhurst, Jamie, ‘’You Say A Minority, Sir; We Say A Nation’: The Pilkington Committee on Broadcasting (1960–2) and Wales’, WHR, 22, 2 (2004), 305-32.

Medhurst, Jamie, ‘Mammon’s Television? ITV in Wales 1959-63’ in Johnson and Turnock (eds.), ITV Cultures: Independent Television over Fifty Years (Open University Press, 2005), pp. 88-107.

Medhurst, Jamie, ‘Teledu Cymru: Menter Gyffrous neu Freuddwyd Ffôl?’, Cof Cenedl XVII (2002), 167-193.

Medhurst, James , ‘Minorities with a Message: the Beveridge Report on Broadcasting (1949-51) and Wales’, Twentieth Century British History 19, 2 (2008), 217-233.

Miskell, Peter, A Social History of the Cinema in Wales, 1918-1951: Pulpits, Coal Pits and Fleapits (Cardiff, 2006).

Morgan, D. Densil, The Span of the Cross: Christian Religion and Society in Wales 1914-2000 (Cardiff, 1999).

Osmond, John (ed.), Myths, Memories and Futures: The National Library and National Museum in the Story of Wales (Cardiff, 2007).

Rees, D. B., Chapels in the Valley: A Study In The Sociology Of Welsh Nonconformity (Wirral, 1975).

Pope, Robert (ed), Religion and National Identity: Wales and Scotland, c.1700-2000 (Cardiff, 2001)

Richards, Huw, Stead, Peter & Williams, Gareth (eds), Heart and Soul: The Character of Welsh Rugby (Cardiff, 1998).

Richards, Huw, Stead, Peter & Williams, Gareth (eds), More Heart and Soul: The Character of Welsh Rugby (Cardiff, 1999).

Smith, Dai and Williams, Gareth, Fields of Praise: The Official History of the Welsh Rugby Union, 1881-1981 (Cardiff, 1980)

Smith, Robert, ‘A mirror of Wales? Sound broadcasting by the BBC’s Welsh region, 1937-64’, Llafur, 8, 1 (2000), 131-43.

Stead, Peter, ‘Popular Culture’ in Post-War Wales ed. Herbert, T. and Jones, G.E. (1995).

Stead, Peter and Gareth Williams (eds), Wales and its Boxers: The Fighting Tradition (Cardiff, 2008).

Stead, Peter, Acting Wales: Stars of Stage and Screen (Cardiff, 2002).

Stephens, Meic (ed), The Arts in Wales, 1950-75 (Cardiff, 1979)

Stephens, Meic (ed), The New Companion to the Literature of Wales (Cardiff, 1998).

Thomas, Colin, ‘“The end of history as we know it”: Gwyn A. Williams as a television historian’, Llafur, 7, 3-4 (1998-9), 5-19.

Thomas, Colin, ‘When was Welsh history? Professor Gwyn Alf Williams and Welsh history on television’, in Geraint H. Jenkins (ed.), Cymru a’r Cymry 2000: Wales and the Welsh 2000 (Aberystwyth, 2001), 141-55.

Thomas, Ned, The Welsh Extremist: A Culture in Crisis (New Edition) (Talybont, 1991)

Thomas, Wynn, M., Internal Difference: Literature in twentieth-century Wales (Cardiff, 1992),

Thomas, Wynn, M., Corresponding Cultures: the two literatures of Wales (Cardiff, 1999).

Thomas, Wynn, M., (ed), Welsh Writing in English (Cardiff, 2003).

Tomos, Angharad, ‘Realising a dream’, in Simon Blanchard & David Morley (eds), What’s this Channel Four? An Alternative Report (London, 1982), 37-53. [essay on creation of S4C]

Williams, Raymond Who Speaks for Wales? Nation, Culture, Identity, (Cardiff, 2003).

THE WELSH LANGUAGE

Aitchison, J. & Carter, Harold, ‘Rural Wales and the Welsh Language’, Rural History, 2, 1991

Aitchison, J. & Carter, Harold, Language, Economy and Society: the Changing Fortunes of the Welsh Language in the Twentieth Century (2000)

Aitchison, J. & Carter, Harold, ‘The Welsh Language Today’ in David Dunkerley and Andrew Thompson (eds), Wales Today (1999) pp. 91-110

Aitchison, J. & Carter, Harold, ‘The regeneration of the Welsh language: an analysis’, Contemporary Wales, 11 (1998), 167-85.

Aitchison, J. and Carter, H., ‘Language and Social Class in Wales’, Planet, 105

Aitchison, John. & Carter, H., A Geography of the Welsh Language, 1961-1991 (Cardiff, 1994).

Aitchison, John, Harold Carter and Dai Rogers Immigration and the Welsh language: A case study of Tregaron and its Region / Mewnfudo a’r iaith Gymraeg: Astudiaeth Enghreifftiol o ardal Tregaron (Aberystwyth, 1989).

Aitchison, John and Harold Carter, Spreading the Word: The Welsh language 2001 (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2004).

Aitchison, John, The Welsh language. 1961-1981: An Interpretive Atlas (Cardiff, 1985).

Baker, C., Aspects of Bilingualism in Wales (Clevedon, 1985).

Betts, Clive, Culture in Crisis: The Future of the Welsh Language (Upton, 1976).

Bowen, E. G. & H. Carter, ‘Preliminary observations on the distribution of the Welsh language at the 1971 census’, Geographical Journal, 140, 3 (1974), 432-440.

Carter, Harold, ‘Dirywiad yr Iaith Gymraeg yn yr Ugeinfed Ganrif’, Cof Cenedl V (1990).

Cloke, P., Goodwin, M. & Milbourne, P. Rural Wales: Community and Marginalization (Cardiff, 1997).

Davies, Janet, ‘The Welsh Language’ in ed. Herbert, T. & Jones, G.E. (eds), Post-War Wales (Cardiff, 1995).

Davies, Janet, A Pocket Guide to the Welsh Language (Cardiff, 1993)

Fowler, C. and Jones, R. (2006) ‘Yr Ymgyrch dros Neuadd Breswyl Gymraeg ym Mhrifysgol Cymru, Aberystwyth’, Ceredigion, 15, 2 (2006), 105-122. (The campaign for a Welsh hall of residence at University of Wales, Aberystwyth).

Francis, Hywel, ‘Language, Culture and Learning: the experience of a valley community’, Llafur, 6, 3 (1994)

Iorwerth, Dylan, ‘Full hearts and empty vessels: the Welsh Language’s conundrum’ in Dylan Iorwerth ed., A Week in Europe (Cardiff, 1996).

James, Clive, ‘Language and Community in Gwynedd 1921-71’, Planet, .23

James, Clive, ‘The Language in Clwyd’, Planet, 28

James, E. W., ‘Painting the world green: Dafydd Iwan and the Welsh protest ballad’, Folk Music Journal, 8, 5 (2005), 594-618.

Jenkins, Geraint H. & Williams, Mari A. (eds.), ‘Let’s Do Our Best for the Ancient Tongue’: The Welsh Language in the Twentieth Century (2000)

Jenkins, Geraint H. & Williams, Mari A. (gol.), ‘Eu hiaith a gadwant’ ?: y Gymraeg yn yr ugeinfed ganrif (Cardiff, 2000). Published in English as Let’s Do Our Best for the Ancient Tongue: The Welsh Language in the Twentieth Century [The seminal study of the history of the language and its culture]

Jones, Hywel, Welsh in the Censuses of Population: A Longitudinal Study (Welsh Language Society) www.bwrdd-yr-iaith.org.uk/en/cynnwys.php?cID=6&pID=109&nID=1355

Jones, R. and Merriman, P. (2009) ‘Hot, banal and everyday nationalism: bilingual road signs in Wales’, Political Geography, 28(3),164-173.

Lewis, Ceri, ‘The Welsh Language: Its Origin and Later History in the Rhondda’ in K. S. Hopkins (ed), Rhondda Past and Future, (1975), pp.179-234.

Merriman, Peter & Rhys Jones, ‘‘Symbols of justice’: the Welsh Language Society’s campaign for bilingual road signs in Wales, 1967-1980’, Journal of Historical Geography, 35 (2009), 350-75.

Morris, Delyth, ‘A study of the language contract and social networks in Ynys Môn’, Contemporary Wales, 3 (1989).

Barbara Newman, ‘Local authorities and the Welsh language’, Local Government Studies, 19, 1 (1993), 108-20.

Phillips, Dylan, ‘Crea Anniddigrwydd drwy Gyrrau’r Byd’: Oes y Brotest a Brwydr yr Iaith yng Nghymru’ Cof Cenedl, XIII (1998).

Phillips, Dylan, Trwy ddulliau chwyldro?: Hanes Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, 1962-1992 (Cardiff, 1998) [History of the Welsh Language Society]

Philips, Dylan, ‘A new beginning or the beginning of the end? The Welsh language in postcolonial Wales’, in J. Aaron and C. Williams, eds., Postcolonial Wales (Cardiff, 2005), pp. 100-13.

Pryce, W.T.R., ‘Language Areas and Changes from Late 1700s to 1981’ in Glamorgan County History Vol.VI: Glamorgan Society 1780-1980, ed. Morgan, Prys

Rosser, D. K. ‘The decay of a Welsh-speaking street community: migration and its residual effects’, Contemporary Wales, 7 (1995), 119-35.

Stephens, Meic (ed.), The Welsh Language Today (1979)

Stephens, Meic Linguistic Minorities in Western Europe (1976)

Williams, Colin H., ‘Non-violence and the development of the Welsh Language Society 1962-74’, WHR, 8, 4(1977), 426-55.

Williams, Glanmor, ‘Language, Literacy and Nationality in Wales’, History 1971

Williams, Mari A., Yr Iaith Gymraeg yn ei Henbydrwydd: Y Gymraeg yn y 1950au (Aberystwyth, 2001).

Williams, Sian Rhiannon, ‘Welsh in the Valleys of Gwent’, Planet 51 (1985)

GENDER

Aaron, Jane et al. (ed.), Our Sisters’ Land: The Changing Identities of Women in Wales (Cardiff:, 1994).

Beddoe, Deirdre, Out of the Shadows: A History of Women in Twentieth-Century Wales (Cardiff, 2000).

Beddoe, Deirdre, ‘Towards a Welsh Women’s History’, Llafur 3, 2 (1981)

Beddoe, Deirdre ‘Images of Welsh Women’ in Tony Curtis (ed.), Wales: The Imagined Nation (1986).

Beddoe, Deidre, Changing Times: Welsh Women Writing in the 1950s and 1960s (Dinas Powys, 2003).

Betts, Sandra, ed., Our Daughters’ Land: Past and Present (Cardiff, 1996).

Davies, Charlotte Aull, ‘Women, nationalism and feminism, in J. Aaron, et al., eds., Our Sisters’ Land: The Changing Identities of Women in Wales (Cardiff, 1994), pp. 242-55.

Evans, Jill, Hudson, Claire and Smith, Penny, ‘Women and the Strike: It’s a Whole Way of Life’ in Bob Fine and Robert Millar, eds., Policing the Miners’ Strike (1985)

Evans, Neil and Jones, Dot, ‘“To Help Forward the Great Work of Humanity”: Women in the Labour Party in Wales’ in ed. Tanner, D., Williams, C. and Hopkin(eds) The Labour Party in Wales 1900-2000 (Cardiff, 2000).

Evans, Neil, and Jones, Dot, ‘”A Blessing for the Miner’s Wife”: the campaign for pit-head baths in the south Wales coalfield, 1908-1950, Llafur, 6, 3 (1994), 5-28.

John, Angela V., ‘Sitting on the Severn Bridge: Wales and British History’, History Workshop Journal 30, 1990

John, Angela V., ‘A Miner Struggle? Women’s Protests in Welsh Mining History’, Llafur, 4, 1 (1984)

John, Angela V., (ed.), Our Mothers’ Land: Essays in Welsh Women’s History (1991).

Jones, Marged (ed.) Perlau’r Wawr: Merched y Wawr, 1967-1997 (1998)

McAllister, Laura, ‘Gender, Nation and Party: an uneasy alliance for Welsh nationalism’, Women’s History Review, 10, 1 (2001)

Morgan, Steffan, ‘Stand by your man’: wives, women and feminism during the miners’ strike, 1984-85’, Llafur, 9, 2 (2005), 59-71.

Pretty, David, ‘Women and Trade Unionism in Welsh Rural Society 1889-1950’, Llafur, 5, 3 (1990)

Rees, Teresa, ‘Women in Wales’ in Trevor Herbert and Gareth Elwyn Jones (eds), Post-War Wales (1995)

Rees, Teresa, Women and Work: Twenty-Five Years of Gender Equality in Wales (Cardiff, 1999).

Rees, Teresa, ‘Women in Wales’ in David Dunkerley and Andrew Thompson (eds), Wales Today (1999) pp. 251-268

Scourfield, Jonathan & Mark Drakeford, ‘Boys from nowhere: finding Welsh men and putting them in their place’, CW, 12 (1999), 3-17

Seddon, Vicky (ed.), The Cutting Edge: Women and the Pit Strike (1986)  (various essays on South Wales)

Winkler, Victoria, ‘Women in Post-War Wales’, Llafur, 4, 4, (1987)

Williams, Mari, A Forgotten Army: Female Munitions Workers of South Wales, 1939-1945 (2002)

MULTICULTURAL WALES

Day, Graham & Angela Drakakis-Smith & Howard H. Davis, ‘Migrating to north Wales: the ‘English’ experience’, CW, 21 (2008), 101-29

Davis, Howard,  Graham Day & Angela Drakakis-Smith, ‘Being English in North Wales: Migration and the Inmigrant Experience’, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics,12, 3-4 (2006), 642-55.

Denney, David, ‘The social construction of nationalism: racism and conflict in Wales’, Contemporary Wales, 4 (1991), 149-66

Evans, Neil, O’Leary, Paul and Williams, Charlotte, eds., A Tolerant Nation? Ethnic Diversity in Wales (Cardiff, 2003).

Evans, Neil, ‘Immigrants and minorities in Wales, 1840-1990: a comparative perspective’, Llafur, 4/5 (1991), 5-26.

Fevre, R., Denny, D. & Borland, J., ‘Nation, community and conflict: housing policy and immigration in north Wales’, in R. Fevre & A. Thompson, eds., Nation, Identity and Social Theory: Perspectives from Wales (Cardiff, 1999).

Johnes, M. ‘We hate England! We hate England? National identity and anti-Englishness in Welsh soccer fan culture’, Cycnos, 25 (2008), 143-57.

Jordan, Glenn, ‘‘We never really noticed you were coloured’: postcolonial reflections on immigrants and minorities in Wales’, in J. Aaron and C. Williams,eds. Postcolonial Wales (Cardiff, 2005), pp. 55-84.

Little, Kenneth, Negroes in Britain: A Study of Race Relations in English Society (London, 1948; 2nd edn 1972). [contains material on Cardiff]

Llwyd, Alun, Black Wales: A History of Black Welsh People (Cardiff, 2005).

Robinson, Vaughan, ‘Racial antipathy in South Wales and its social and demographic correlates’, New Community, 12, 1 (1984/5), 116-23.

Threadgold, Terry, Sadie Clifford, Abdi Arwo, Vanessa Powell, Zahera Harb, Xinyi Jiang & John Jewell, Immigration and inclusion in South Wales (Cardiff, 2008),

Williams, Charlotte, ‘’Race’ and racism: what’s special about Wales?’, in D. Dunkerley & A. Thompson, eds., Wales Today (Cardiff: UWP, 1999), pp. 269-84.

Charlotte Williams, ‘‘Race’ and racisms: some reflections on the Welsh context’, CW, 8 (1995), 113-31.

Williams, Charlotte, ‘Passports to Wales? Race, nation and identity’, in R. Fevre and A. Thompson, eds., Nation, Identity and Social Theory: Perspectives from Wales (Cardiff, 1999).

Williams, Charlotte, ‘Social inclusion and race eqaulity in Wales‘, inCharlotte Williams, Neil Evans & Paul O’Leary (eds), A Tolerant Nation? Exploring Ethinic Diversity in Wales (Cardiff, 2003), pp. 139-59.

NATIONAL IDENTITY & HISTORIOGRAPHY

Adamson, David, Class, Ideology and the Nation: A Theory of Welsh Nationalism

Bradbury, Jonathan and Rhys Andrews, ‘State devolution and national identity: continuity and change in the politics of Welshness and Britishness in Wales’, Parliamentary Affairs, 63, 2 (2010), 229-249.

Bowen, E. G. (ed.), Wales: A Physical, Historical and Regional Geography (London, 1957),

Bowie, Fiona, ‘Wales from within: conflicting interpretations of Welsh identity’, in S. MacDonald (ed.), Inside European Identities (Oxford, 1993), pp. 167-93.

Cannadine, David, ‘British History as ‘A New Subject’: Politics, Perspectives and Prospects’, Welsh History Review, 17 (June 1995).

Cloke, P, Goodwin, M, Milbourne, P, ‘Cultural change and conflict in rural Wales: competing constructs of identity’, Environment and Planning A, 30, 3 (1998), 463–480.

Davies, Charlotte Aull, Welsh Nationalism in the Twentieth Century: The Ethnic Option and the Modern State (New York, 1989)

Evans, Neil (ed.), National Identity in the British Isles

Greary, Roger, ‘Meibion Glyndŵr: folk-devils or folk heroes?’, Pl, 92 (1992), 39-44.

Curtis, Tony, (ed.), Wales: The Imagined Nation

O. Davies & F. Bowie Discovering Welshness (1992),

Davies, R. R., ‘On being Welsh: a historian’s viewpoint’, Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 9 (2002). Available online at http://www.cymmrodorion1751.org.uk/pages/publications/beingwelsh.html

Evans, Neil, ‘Writing the social history of modern Wales: approaches, achievements and problems’, Social History, 17, 3 (1992), 479-92.

Fevre, R. & A. Thompson, A. eds., Nation, Identity and Social Theory: Perspectives from Wales (Cardiff: UWP, 1999).

Giggs, John, and Charles Pattie, ‘Wales as a plural society’, Contemporary Wales Vol. 5 (1992), pp. 25-63

Gruffudd, P., ‘Tradition, modernity and the countryside: the imaginary geography of rural Wales’, Contemporary Wales, 6 (1994), 33–47.

Gruffudd, P., ‘Remaking Wales: nation building and the geographical imagination, 1925–50’, Political Geography, 14 (1995), 219-40.

Haesly, Richard, ‘Identifying Scotland and Wales: types of Scottish and Welsh national identities’, Nations and Nationalism, 11, 2 (2005), 243-263.

John, Angela V., ‘Sitting on the Severn Bridge: Wales and British History’, History Workshop Journal 30 (1990).

Johnes, Martin, ‘Wales: in search of a history’, BBC History Magazine, 13, 1 (2012), 26-7. [Online here]

Johnes, Martin, ‘Wales, history and Britishness’, Welsh History Review, 25, 4 (2011), 596-61.

Johnes, Martin, ‘For class and nation: dominant trends in the historiography of twentieth-century Wales’, History Compass, 8, 11, (2010), 1257–74.

Jones, R. Brinley (ed.), An Anatomy of Wales (1972).

Jones, R. and Fowler, C., ‘National Elites, National Masses: Oral History and the Historical Geographies of the (Re)production of the Welsh nation’, Social and Cultural Geography, 8, 3 (2007), 417-432.

Jones, R. and Fowler, C., ‘Placing and Scaling the Nation’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 25 (2007), 332-354.

Jones, R. and Fowler, C. (2007) ‘Where is Wales? Narrating the Territories and Borders of the Welsh Linguistic Nation’, Regional Studies, 41, 1 (2007). 89-101.

Jones, R. Merfyn, ‘Beyond identity? The reconstruction of the Welsh’, Journal of British Studies, 31 (1992), 330-57.

Jones, Richard Wyn, ‘On Process, Events and Unintended Consequences: National identity and the politics of Welsh devolution,’ in Scottish Affairs, 37 (2001), 34-57.

Nairn, Tom, The Break-up of Britain (various editions)

Okey, Robin, ‘Plausible Perspectives’, Planet 73 (1989), pp.31-38

Pryce, W. T. R., Region or national territory and the idea of the country of Wales, 1927-1998, WHR, 23, 2 (2006), 99-152. [A geographer’s review of the evolution of different ways of dividing Wales into regions.]

Rees, Ioan Bowen, ‘Wales Today: Nation or Market?’, Planet 79 (1990)

Roberts, Brian, ‘Welsh identity in a former mining valley: social images and imagined communities’, CW, 7 (1994), 77-95.

Smith, Dai, Wales: A Question for History (1999).

Williams, Chris, ‘Problematizing Wales: An Exploration in Historiography and Postcoloniality’, in J. Aaron and C. Williams, eds., Postcolonial Wales (University of Wales Press, 2005), pp. 3-22

Williams Phil, The Psychology of Distance (Cardiff, 2003), ch. 13.

WIDER BRITISH CONTEXT

Addison, Paul & Jones, Harriet, A Companion to Contemporary Britain: 1939-2000 (Oxford, 2005). [useful essays and introductions to historiography]

Carnevali, Francesca & Julie-Marie Strange (eds), 20th Century Britain (Harlow, 2007) [More useful essays and introductions to historiography]

Clarke, Peter, Hope and Glory: Britain, 1900-1990 (London, 1996).

Mark Garnett, From Anger to Apathy: The Story of Politics, Society and Popular Culture in Britain since 1975 (London: Vintage, 2008),

Gourvish, Terry, & O’Day, Alan, eds. Britain since 1945 (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1991).

Harrison, Brian, Seeking a Role: The United Kingdom, 1951-1970 (Oxford, 2009)

Harrison, Brian, Finding a Role? The United Kingdom, 1970-1990 (Oxford, 2010).

Peter Hennessy, Having it So Good: Britain in the Fifties (London, 2007),

Hollowell, J. ed., Britain since 1945 (Oxford, 2002).

Johnson, Paul, ed., 20th Century Britain: Economic, Social and Cultural Change (London: Longman, 1994).

Kearney, Hugh, The British Isles: A History of Four Nations

Marwick, Arthur, British Society since 1945 (London, 1990).

Morgan, Kenneth, The People’s Peace: British History, 1945-1990 (Oxford, 1990).

Sandbrook, Dominic, Never Had it So Good: A History of Britain from Suez to the Beatles (London, 2005).

Sandbrook, Dominic, White Heat: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties (London, 2006),

Weight, Richard,Patriots: National Identity in Britain 1940-2000 (London, 2003).

REFERENCE WORKS

Davies, John, Menna Baines, Nigel Jenkins and Peredur Lynch,eds,. The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales (Cardiff, 2008).

Jones, Beti, Etholiadau’r Ganrif/Welsh Elections 1885-1997 (Talybont, 1999).

Jones, Dot and Thomas, Dennis, Welsh economy and society post-1945: a database of statistical and documentary material. [Difficult to get hold off and not on modern pc software.]

Stephens, Meic (ed.),The New Companion to the Literature of Wales (Cardiff, 1998)

Williams, L.J. (ed.), Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics (2 vols., 1985). Online at http://wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/publications/dwhs1700-1974/?lang=en

Williams, L. J., (ed), Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics, 1974-96 (1998). Online at  http://wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/publications/dwhs1974-1996/?lang=en

Wales’s Population: A Demographic Overview, 1971-2005 (Cardiff, 2007).