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Welsh Americans: A History of Assimilation in the Coalfields

Ronald L. Lewis

Abstract

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. This history of this exceptional community 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. The book describes how Welsh immigrants brought their nation ... More

Keywords: Welsh-born immigrants, Wales, mining companies, American society, coal industry, Welsh language, Welsh American

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832202
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807887905_lewis

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronald L. Lewis, author