A short edit of my work from America.
The Cornish Americans
During the 1840’s, Cornwall’s booming mining industry began to crumble. As Cornish mining became less profitable, many mines closed down, forcing workers to find employment elsewhere. With little opportunity now in Cornwall, miners started taking their expertise in hard rock mining overseas. From North America to South Australia, the Cornish started migrating to countries rich with new opportunity. By the turn of the 20th century more than 250,000 people had left Cornwall during what was called ‘The Great Migration’, in search of work and a better life for their families. Subsequently, Cornish culture has been reinvented in the United States. This series highlights the influences generations of Cornish men and women have had on North America, through present day Cornish American descendents of ‘Great Migration’ expats, in the mining regions of Michigan and Wisconsin.
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