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Riassunto: Between the years 1860 and 1920, around 80,000 Welsh immigrants settled in the United States. A striking feature of Welsh settlement during this period is the concentration of Welsh in one state: Pennsylvania, and within it, the north-east Pennsylvania anthracite coalfield. In 1900, over 17 percent of Welsh immigrants were living in and around the cities of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre in an area about twice the size of the Rhondda Valley.
This book focuses on Scranton, the epicenter of Welsh America during its golden era. The author examines cultural life, the literary and musical societies, eisteddfodau and religious groups as well as other aspects of popular culture such as insobriety and sports that the leaders of the Welsh community frowned upon. The author also analyzes the self-image of Welsh America as reflected in its own newspapers and periodicals; the relationship of the Welsh with other ethnic groups; and, of course, the anthracite industry which, in its boom years, drew thousands of skilled Welsh miners across the Atlantic.
L'autore: William D. Jones is Senior Lecturer in Welsh History at the School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University. Born in 1957 in Llandeilo, west Wales, he gained his undergraduate degree and doctorate at University College, Cardiff. He is a specialist on nineteenth- and early twentieth- century Welsh emigration and the Welsh communities overseas, and also works on the social and industrial history of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Wales. His more recent publications include B.L. Coombes (1999), co-authored with Chris Williams, and Welsh ReflectionsY Drych and America 1851-2001 (2001), co-authored with Aled Jones.
Titolo: Wales in America: Scranton and the Welsh ...
Casa editrice: University of Scranton Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1993
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Univ of Scranton. Condizione libro: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Codice libro della libreria 2343462
Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 2005. Codice libro della libreria 45838
Descrizione libro University of Scranton Press, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0.56 x 8.47 x 5.41 Inches; 280 pages. Codice libro della libreria 157096
Descrizione libro University of Scranton Press, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-171-X5-8594908
Descrizione libro University of Scranton Press, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P02094086665X
Descrizione libro University of Scranton Press, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11094086665X