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Description - Calvinists Incorporated by Anne Kelly Knowles

Anne Kelly Knowles traces a community of Welsh immigrants to Jackson and Gallia counties in southern Ohio. After reconstructing the gradual process of community-building, the author focuses on the pivotal moment when the immigrants became involved with the industrialization of their new region as workers and investors in Welsh-owned charcoal iron companies. The text sets the southern Ohio Welsh in the context of Welsh immigration as a whole from 1795 to 1850 and explores how these strict Calvinists responded to the moral dilemmas posed by leaving their native land and experiencing economic success in the United States. A wide variety of sources, including obituaries and community histories are drawn upon to reconstruct the personal histories of over 1700 immigrants.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226448534
ISBN-10: 0226448533
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 151mm x mm)
Pages: 354
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Anne Kelly Knowles

Anne Kelly Knowles is lecturer in geography at the Institute of Earth Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and is a member of the editorial advisory board for "Historical Geography."

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