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Foreman, Grant, 1869-1953 "Settlement of English potters in Wisconsin"


Settlement of English Potters in Wisconsin: This article opens by surveying the economic conditions in Staffordshire, England, that led unemployed potters and other ceramics workers to emigrate to the U.S. around 1850. After detailing how they organized a workers' colonization society to underwrite costs, it discusses the emigration to Wisconsin of several hundred pottery workers in 1848-1851, and the challenges they faced upon arrival. It is based almost entirely on British newspapers and accounts sent home to England by immigrants from Columbia, Dane, Marquette, and Milwaukee counties. (22 pages)

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Citation: Foreman, Grant, 1869-1953 "Settlement of English potters in Wisconsin" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 21 /Issue: 4 (1937-1938)

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