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Title: The Welsh and the American Civil War c. 1840-1865
Author: Griffiths, Robert Huw
ISNI:       0000 0004 2683 402X
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2004
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Summary The thesis comprises of seven main chapters, an introduction and a conclusion. Chapter one examines the antebellum years and the development of Welsh-American political thought during the three decades leading up to the American Civil War. Chapter two deals with the effect that the Civil War had upon Welsh-Americans. Chapter Three considers the impact that the conflict in America had upon the Welsh in Wales through looking at the way in which they perceived the conflict and also the economic benefits that the Civil War brought to the Welsh economy. Chapter four focuses upon how the American Civil War influenced the development of modern Welsh pacifism. Chapter five addresses the literary impact of the conflict upon both Welsh and Welsh-American literature. Chapter six examines the beneficial impact that the Civil War had upon Welsh emigration to America. Chapter seven takes as its theme the animosity which developed between the Welsh in Wales and the Welsh in America as a result of the conflict. In the conclusion, I argue that the conflict was a profound event in Welsh history and was an important watershed in terms of the Welsh economy, emigration, pacifism, literature and in the relationship between the Welsh in Wales and the Welsh in America.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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