Migrant Identity and Culture Maintenance: The Welsh in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA, 1880-1920

Robert Llewellyn Tyler

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    Abstract

    This paper provides an analysis of the nature of the Welsh ethno-linguistic community in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The study considers culture maintenance, and suggests that although Welsh ethnic integrity was initially maintained due to linguistic ability, occupational specialisation and the creation of vibrant cultural institutions, it was undermined by the various forces of acculturation and, ultimately, by high levels of exogamy and the cessation of immigration from Wales.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)205-232
    Number of pages28
    JournalImmigrants and Minorities
    Volume38
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2020

    Keywords

    • assimilation
    • culture
    • immigrants
    • USA
    • Wales

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