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Transnational West Virginia: Ethnic Communities and Economic Change, 1840-1940

Fones-Wolf, Ken;Lewis, Ronald L.

ISBN 10: 093705867X / ISBN 13: 9780937058671
Published by Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: West Virginia Univ Pr, 2002
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Title: Transnational West Virginia: Ethnic ...

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: West Virginia Univ Pr

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Transnational West Virginia: Ethnic Communities and Economic Change 1840-1940 is the first volume in the West Virginia and Appalachia series from The West Virginia University Press. This collection of essays by distinguished scholars from all over the state touches on many of the major immigration movements into West Virginia and the diverse ethnic settlements that developed as a result.

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West Virginia is one of the most homogeneous states in the nation, with among the lowest ratios of foreign-born and minority populations among the states. But as this collection of historical studies demonstrates, this state was built by successive waves of immigrant labors, from the antebellum railroad builders to the twentieth-century coal miners. Transnational West Virginia offers a new understanding of how laborers and their communities shape a region's history. Transnational West Virginia includes essays and studies on immigrant networks, such as Irish workers along the B&O Railroad, Wheeling Germans in the Civil War era, Swiss immigration to West Virginia, and European Jews in Southern West Virginia. This work also covers Belgian glassworkers in West Virginia, black migration to Southern West Virginia, Italians in the Upper Kanawha Valley, Italian immigration to Marion County, Wheeling Iron and the Welsh, West Virginia and immigrant labor to 1920, Monongalia miners between the World Wars, and West Virginia rubber workers in Akron. Transnational West Virginia is the first volume in the West Virginia and Appalachia series, which is under the general editorship of West Virginia University Stuart and Joyce Robbins Chair of History Ronald L. Lewis. Kenneth Fones-Wolf, Associate Professor of History at WVU, also helped edit this collection of essays by ten distinguished scholars.

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