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Welsh Americans : A History of Assimilation in the Coalfields.

Author/Creator:
Lewis, Ronald L.
Publication:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
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1 online resource (408 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Coal mines and mining -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Preface
Introduction
1 Emigration, Immigration
2 Superintendents, Networks, and Welsh Settlement Patterns
3 Community, Republicanism, and Social Mobility
4 Welsh American Cultural Institutions
5 Professional Inspectors for a Disaster-Prone Industry
6 Ethnic Conflict: The Welsh and Irish in Anthracite Country
7 The Slav ''Invasion'' and the Welsh ''Exodus''
8 Welsh American Union Leadership
9 From Nantymoel to Hollywood: The Incredible Journey of Mary Thomas
Epilogue: Americanization and Welsh Identity
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Print version: Lewis, Ronald L. Welsh Americans
ISBN:
9780807887905
9780807832202
OCLC:
503447648