Calvinists Incorporated Paperback

Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier

by Anne Kelly Knowles

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Calvinists Incorporated

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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.

Calvinists Incorporated by Anne Kelly Knowles was published by The University of Chicago Press in February 1997 and is our 48822nd best seller. The ISBN for Calvinists Incorporated is 9780226448534.

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Details for Calvinists Incorporated

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherThe University of Chicago Press (February 1997)
Number of Pages354
Thickness20 mm
Height227 mm
Width151 mm
Product Code1190788
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