Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006)

Awards/Availabilty

Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis

First Advisor

Susan Rochette- Crawley

Abstract

Wales, the tiny country that along with Scotland, Northern Ireland, and England makes up the United Kingdom, has always been a land of great contrasts and conflicts. From the rocky northern crags of Snowdonia to the sunny (for Britain) beaches of South Wales, the land itself seems to foster divisions, cultural and political as well as physical. The Welsh are likewise a mixed population, containing major populations of English immigrants and other "foreigners" drawn to the country for job opportunities, political refuge, as well as retirees enthralled with the landscape and change of pace from the rapid urbanization of much of the rest of the UK. All this in addition to the Britons who first settled the British Isles, and who have gradually been pushed into its farthest comers -- Wales, northern Scotland, western Ireland -- by wave after wave of successive invaders over millennia, each group intent upon claiming superiority and making the entire island bow to its customs, rule, and language.

Date of Award

2004

Department

Department of Languages and Literatures

Presidential Scholar Designation

A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar

Date Original

2004

Object Description

1 PDF file (24 pages)

Date Digital

9-18-2017

Copyright

©2017 - Kim Mercer

Type

document

Language

EN

File Format

application_pdf

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