Welsh Americans A History of Assimilation in the Coalfields / Ronald L. Lewis.
- Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2008.
- Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2014
1 online resource (408 p.)
- Coal mines and mining -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Coal miners -- United States -- History.
Immigrants -- United States -- History.
Welsh Americans -- History.
Welsh Americans -- Social conditions.
Welsh Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Welsh Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
West Virginia -- Ethnic relations.
Pennsylvania -- Ethnic relations.
Middle West -- Ethnic relations.
- Electronic books.
- In 1890, more than 100,000 Welsh-born immigrants resided in the United States. A majority of them were skilled laborers from the coal mines of Wales who had been recruited by American mining companies. Readily accepted by American society, Welsh immigrants experienced a unique process of acculturation. In the first history of this exceptional community, Ronald Lewis explores how Welsh immigrants made a significant contribution to the development of the American coal industry and how their rapid and successful assimilation affected Welsh American culture.Lewis describes how Welsh immigr
- Emigration, immigration
Superintendents, networks, and Welsh settlement patterns
Community, republicanism, and social mobility
Welsh American cultural institutions
Professional inspectors for a disaster-prone industry
Ethnic conflict : the Welsh and Irish in anthracite country
The Slav "invasion" and the Welsh "exodus"
Welsh American union leadership
From Nantymoel to Hollywood : the incredible journey of Mary Thomas
Epilogue: Americanization and Welsh identity.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-384) and index.
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