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Iron Artisans: Welsh Immigrants and the American Age of Steel

October 03, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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America’s emergence as a global industrial superpower was built on iron and steel. Despite their comparatively small numbers, no immigrant group played a more strategic role per capita in advancing basic industry than Welsh workers and managers. Focusing on the intersection of transnational immigration history, ethnic history, and labor history, Ronald Lewis analyzes continuity and change, and how Americanization worked within a small, relatively privileged, working-class ethnic group.

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