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The Welsh of Tennessee


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All proceeds from this sale go to support the AmeriCymru Prize For The Novella . The winner will be announced at the Hay on Wye Book Festival in 2017. For more details please go here: AmeriCymru Prize For The Novella



After Samuel Roberts ill-fated attempt at forming a Welsh colony in Tennessee, others from Wales would help develop the state's fledgling iron and coal industry. This book tells how they became Knoxville's largest employer, started the Dixie Eisteddfod, and got involved in an armed insurrection over the use of convicts in the mines. One David R. Thomas would eventually donate a substantial collection of Welsh books published in America to Harvard University. This is their remarkable story.

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