As one of Europe's great industrial and revolutionary centres Barcelona has been in need of a detailed social and cultural history, yet there is actually a paucity of detailed research. This book redresses the balance. Focusing on the entire twentieth century, it allows for the emergence of long-term trends, and deals with both classic and newer themes of labour history.
This novel and authoritative work will interest not only those working on Spain, but all scholars and students of comparative history.
Angel Smith is Lecturer in Modern Spanish History at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Leeds. He has published widely on Catalan and Spanish labour, and on nationalism and national identity in Spain. His books include An Historical Dictionary of Spain (1996), Nationalism and the Nation in the Iberian Peninsula (1996) (co-edited with Clare Mar-Molinero), The Crisis of 1898: Colonial Redistribution and Nationalist Mobilization (1999) (co-edited with Emma Dávila-Cox), and Nationalism, Labour and Ethnicity (1999) (co-edited with Stefan Berger). At present he is completing a history of labour and anarchism in Catalonia between 1898 and 1923.