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By D. Gareth Evans

ISBN-10: 0708315534

ISBN-13: 9780708315538

ISBN-10: 0708315941

ISBN-13: 9780708315941

ISBN-10: 1417508493

ISBN-13: 9781417508495

This article goals to hide 4 major zone of swap throughout the twentieth century: the political scene, social alterations, monetary advancements and tradition and academic gains. The publication is split into major chronological sections: the 1st half examines the interval from 1900-1945; whereas the second one strains the adjustments in Welsh historical past from 1945 to 2000. every one bankruptcy is sub-divided to make studying more uncomplicated.

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From 1910 onwards, social problems were catapulted to the forefront of denominational discussions. The Union of Welsh Independents discussed social issues at Lampeter in 1910, when Daniel Lleufer Thomas urged the formation of a Welsh Union of Social Service. Eventually, the Welsh School of Social Service was established as a joint venture between Independents and Baptists, its purpose being to discuss social problems from a Christian standpoint. The Baptist Union of Wales formed a Social Service League during its annual assembly at Mountain Ash in September 1911.

Eventually, the Welsh School of Social Service was established as a joint venture between Independents and Baptists, its purpose being to discuss social problems from a Christian standpoint. The Baptist Union of Wales formed a Social Service League during its annual assembly at Mountain Ash in September 1911. In April 1912, a ‘Religion and Labour’ week was held at Cardiff to discuss the importance of the Labour movement, socialism and religion. Nonconformists realized that many of their former political aims had been achieved by the beginning of the century, but, although awakened to the plight of the working classes, they were reluctant to endorse political activity in response to the social problems of the day.

Before the war 40 per cent of the insured population of Economic Activity and Change 35 Wales had been employed in the traditional heavy industries of coal mining, iron and steel, but by 1946 that proportion had receded to 32 per cent. There was an increase of 80 per cent in the number employed in general manufacturing from 69,800 to 125,400 in the period between 1939 and 1946. General manufacturing accounted for one-fifth of total employment in 1946 as against one-ninth before the war. Another new feature was that one out of ten persons employed in Wales was either a national or a local civil servant.

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