The English, Scots, and Welsh in Ohio, 1700–1900
by William Van Vugt (author)
How early British immigrants shaped Ohio
Because of their similar linguistic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, English, Scottish, and Welsh immigrants are often regarded as the “invisible immigrants,” assimilating into early American society easily and quickly and often losing their ethnic identities. Yet, of all of Ohio’s immigrants, the British were the most influential in terms of shaping the state’s politics and institutions. Also significant were their contributions to farming, mining, iron production, textiles, pottery, and engineering.
Until British Buckeyes, historians have all but ignored and neglected these industrious settlers. Author William E. Van Vugt uses hundreds of biographies from county archives and histories, letters, Ohio and British census figures, and ship passenger lists to identify these immigrants and draw a portrait of their occupations, settlement patterns, and experiences and to underscore their role in Ohio history.
World rights available.
- Publisher Kent State University Press
- Orginal LanguageEnglish
- ISBN/Identifier 9780873388436 / 0873388437
- Publication Country or regionUS
- Primary Price 55 USD
- Publish StatusPublished
- ResponsibilityWilliam E. Van Vugt.
- Page size25
- Illustrationill., maps
- Reference CodeBDZ0007053582
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