Module Identifier WH31330  
Module Title URBANISATION & WELSH SOCIETY 1800-1940  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Neil Evans  
Semester Semester 2  
Mutually Exclusive MW31320  
Course delivery Lecture   18 Hours  
  Seminar   10 Hours  
Assessment Essay   1 x 2,500 word essay & 1 x 4,000 word essay   40%  
  Exam   3 Hours   60%  

Brief description

The module uses urbanisation as a perspective from which to approach social change in modern Wales and thus examines the obverse of the phenomenon, rural depopulation as well as more standard aspects of town growth, such as health issues, crime, housing, residential and class segregation, civic consciousness and planning. The urban experience of Wales is broadly located within the wider framework of similar changes in the rest of the western world, most especially in Britain.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Asa Briggs. (1963) Victorian Cities.
Harold Carter and C. Roy Lewis. (1990) An Urban Geography of England and Wales in the Nineteenth Century.
Richard Dennis. (1984) English Industrial Cities of the Nineteenth Century: A Social Geography.
H.J Dyos (ed). (1968) The Study of Urban History.
Derek Fraser (ed). (1983) The Pursuit of Urban History.
Paul Hohenberg and Lynn Hollen Lees. (1985) The Rise of Urban Europe, 1100-1950.
Andrew Lees. (1985) Cities Perceived: Urban Thought in Europe and North America, 1880-1950.
Raymond Williams. (1973) The Country and the City.
John Walton. (1983) The English Seaside Resort.
** Recommended Background
Harold Carter. (1965) The Towns of Wales: A Study in Urban Geography.
Harold Carter and Sandra Wheatley. (1982) Merthyr Tydfil in 1851: A Study of the Spatial Structure of a Welsh Industrial Town.
Andy Croll. (2000) Civilising the Urban: Popular Culture and Public Space in Merthyr, c. 1870-1914.
M. J. Daunton. (1977) Coal Metropolis: Cardiff, 1870-1914.
John Davies. (1981) Cardiff and the Marquesses of Bute.
Chris Evans. (1993) ‘The Labyrinth of Flames’: Work and Social Conflict in Early Industrial Merthyr.
Roger Fagge. (1996) Power, Culture and Conflict in the Coalfields: West Virginia and South Wales, 1900-1922.
Malcolm J. Fisk. (1996) Housing in the Rhondda, 1800-1940.
Angela Gaffney. (1998) Aftermath: Remembering the Great War in Wales.
David Gilbert. (1992) Class, Community and Collective Action: Social Change in Two British Coalfields, 1850-1926.
Ralph A. Griffiths (ed). (1990) The City of Swansea: Challenges & Change.
John B. Hilling. (1973) Cardiff and the Valleys.
John B. Hilling. (1975) The Historic Architecture of Wales.
Colin Hughes. (1991) Lime, Lemon and Sarsaparilla: The Italian Community in South Wales, 1881-1945.
Geraint H. Jenkins, (ed). (1998) The Social History of the Welsh Language: Language and Community in the Nineteenth Century.
David Jones. (1985) The Last Rising: The Newport Insurrection of 1839.
David Jones. (1992) Crime in Nineteenth-Century Wales.
David Jones. (1996) Crime and Policing in the Twentieth Century: The South Wales Experience.
Ieuan Gwynedd Jones. (1981) Explorations and Explanations: Essays in the Social History of Victorian Wales.
Ieuan Gwynedd Jones. (1987) Communities: Essays in The Social History of Victorian Wales.
Ieuan Gwynedd Jones. (1992) Mid Victorian Wales: The Observers and the Observed.
Philip N. Jones. (1996) Colliery Settlement in the South Wales Coalfield, 1850-1926.
Philip N. Jones. (1987) Mines, Migrants and Residence in the South Wales Steamcoal Valleys: The Ogmore and Garw Valleys in 1881.
R. Merfyn Jones. (1981) The North Wales Quarrymen, 1874-1922.
W. R. Lambert. (1983) Drink and Sobriety in Wales, c. 1820-c.1895.
Michael Lieven. (1994) Senghennydd: The Universal Pit Village, 1890-1930.
Kenneth Little. (1948/1972) Negroes in Britain: A Study of Race Relations in English (sic) Society.
E. D. Lewis. (1958/1985) The Rhondda Valleys.
Peter Lord. (1998) The Visual Culture of Wales: Industrial Society.
Donald Moore (ed). (1984) Barry: The Centenary Book.
Paul O’ Leary. (2000) Immigration and Integration: The Irish in Wales, 1798-1922.
Robert Pope. (1998) Building Jerusalem:Nonconformity, Labour and the Social Question, 1906-1939.
Eric Rowan. (1982) Art in Wales since 1850.
Dai Smith. (1999) Wales: A Question for History.
Dai Smith. (1993) Aneurin Bevan and the World of South Wales.
Gareth Williams. (1998) Valleys of Song: Music and Society in Wales, 1840-1914.
Gareth Williams. (1991) 1905 and All That: Essays on Rugby Football, Sport and Welsh Society.
Glanmor Williams (ed). (1966) Merthyr Politics: The Making of a Working Class Tradition.
Glanmor Williams (ed). (1990) Swansea: An Illustrated History.
Gwyn A. Williams. (1978) The Merthyr Rising.
Mari A. Williams and Gwenfair Parry. (1999) The Welsh Language and the Census of 1891.