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This collection of essays by twelve distinguished scholars illustrates the rich ethnic diversity in the Mountain State.
Title: Transnational West Virginia
Illustrator: Reg. Price: $27.50
Categories: West Virginia,
Publisher: West Virginia University Press:
ISBN Number: 0-937058-76-9
ISBN Number 13: 9780937058763
Book Details: 344 pages, paperback, West Virginia University Press
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Seller ID: 058769
Description: West Virginia is one of the most homogeneous states in the nation, with among the lowest proportions 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 is the first volume in the West Virginia and Appalachia series, which is under the general editorship of WVU Joyce Robbins Professor of History Ronald L. Lewis. The collection of essays by ten distinguished scholars of the diverse ethnic settlements in our state was edited by WVU History Professor Kenneth Fones-Wolf and Ronald L. Lewis.
The topics in Transnational West Virginia include:
Immigrant networks-- Irish workers along the B&O Railroad-- Wheeling Germans in the Civil War era-- Swiss Immigration to West Virginia, 1864-84-- East European Jews in Southern W. Va.-- Belgian Glassworkers in W. Va.-- Black migration to Southern W. Va.-- 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-- West Virginia rubber workers in Akron.