The Language of the Blue Books: The Perfect Instrument of Empire

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University of Chicago Press, 1998 - Social Science - 260 pages
The 1847 Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the state of education in Wales, which became known as The Treachery of the Blue Books, was a major turning point in Welsh history. This book traces the background of the report and its creators.

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English views of Wales and the Welsh before 1847
Education religion and language in Wales before 1847
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About the author (1998)

Gwyneth Tyson Roberts is a former senior lecturer in the Department of Cultural Studies, University of East London. She previously taught English at the British Institute in Lisbon and was a lecturer at the University of Baghdad. She is co-author of An Outline of English Literature and has recently contributed a chapter on Wales to The Expansion of England, edited by Bill Schwarz.

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