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By Simon Brooks
In the nineteenth century, the `Age of Nationalism', when nationalisms flowered in every small European country, no Welsh national movement emerged. Contrary to the popular view that Welsh radical politics was a boost for Welsh nationalism, Why Wales Never Was shows that this was the very reason for its failure.
The first nationwide historical study of Jewish communities and individuals in Wales, stretching from the establishment of the first Welsh-Jewish community in Swansea in 1768 to the present situation of Welsh Jewry in the early twenty-first century.
The tensions and ambivalences emerging from four memoirs written in Welsh and Spanish by Welsh Patagonians towards the end of the twentieth century are explored, to foreground a broader panorama of what it means to be a Welsh descendant in Patagonia in a modern Argentine context.