Planet 234

Steve Howell
Wales, the Welsh and the Making of America
by Vivienne Sanders

by Vivienne Sanders

University of Wales Press, £11.99

History, you might say, is in the eyes of the beholder. Just as views on Wales’s colonisation by England depend on your national perspective, so too do opinions about the role of Welsh people in the ‘making’ of America, which is never going to be heroic to Native Americans whose ancestors were nation-building long before any Europeans found their way across the Atlantic.

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About the author

Steve Howell is the author of Game Changer, an insider’s account of Labour’s 2017 General Election campaign, and of two novels: Over the Line and Collateral Damage (Quaero, 2021).