- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 978-1-7849-9352-8
- Pages: 240
- Price: £13.99
- Published Date: May 2016
- Series: Studies in Imperialism
This unique collection of essays is the first book to explore the many relationships that developed between Wales and the British overseas empire between 1650 and 1830.
Written by leading specialists in the field, the essays explore economic, social, cultural, political, and religious interactions between Wales and the empire. The geographical coverage is very broad, with examinations of the contributions made by Wales to expansion in the Atlantic world, Caribbean, and South Asia. The book explores Welsh influences on the emergence of 'British' imperialism, as well as the impact that the empire had upon the development of Wales itself.
The book will be of interest to academic historians, postgraduate students, and undergraduates. It will be indispensable to those interested in the history of Wales, Britain, and the empire, as well as those who wish to compare Welsh imperial experiences with those of the English, Irish, and Scots.
1. Writing Wales into the empire: rhetoric, fragments - and beyond? - Neil Evans
2. Wales, Munster and the English South West: contrasting articulations with the Atlantic world -Chris Evans
3. Celtic rivalries: Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the British empire, 1707-1801 - Martyn J. Powell
4. Welsh evangelicals, the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world and the creation of a 'Christian Republick' - David Ceri Jones
5. From periphery to periphery: the Pennants' Jamaican plantations and industrialisation in North Wales, 1771-1812 - Trevor Burnard
6. A 'reticent' people? The Welsh in Asia, c.1700-1815 - Andrew Mackillop
7. Asiatic interactions: India, the East India Company, and the Welsh economy, c.1750-1830 - H. V. Bowen
H.V. Bowen is Professor of Modern History at Swansea University.