The Irish Diaspora in Britain, 1750-1939

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Author: Donald M. MacRaild

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137267569

Category: History

Page: 288

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Until the 1950s, the Irish were by far the largest ethnic minority in Britain. This leading study focuses on the most important phase of Irish migration, providing an analytical discussion of why and how the Irish settled in such numbers. The Irish Diaspora in Britain, 1750-1939, second edition: • examines key aspects of the social, religious and political worlds of these migrants • explores both Catholic and Protestant immigrants • explains why they were so often the victims of native hostility • adopts a truly Britain-wide approach • draws upon the latest research and a wide range of printed primary sources. Thoroughly revised, updated and expanded, the new edition of this essential text broadens the analysis to 1939 and now features additional chapters on gender and the Irish diaspora in transnational perspective.

Child Labour in Britain, 1750-1870

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Author: Peter Kirby

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802494

Category: History

Page: 184

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Peter Kirby's analytical survey of child labour during the industrial revolution asserts that the concentration by some historians and social commentators upon small numbers of industrially-employed children has diverted attention from the important role of the working child within the context of the family, the labour market and the state. Kirby convincingly argues that during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries, child labour provided an invaluable contribution both to economic growth and to the incomes of working-class households. The book also discusses the major issues involved in the study of children's employment.

Women in Early Modern Britain, 1450-1640

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Author: Christine Peters

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230212786

Category: History

Page: 216

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Although in its infancy, the history of women in Wales and Scotland before and during the Reformation is now thriving. A longer tradition of historical studies has shed light on many areas of women's experience in England. Drawing on this historiography, Christine Peters examines the significance of contrasting social, economic and religious conditions in shaping the lives of women in Britain. Gender assumptions were broadly similar in England, Wales and Scotland, but female experience varied widely. Women in Early Modern Britain, 1450-1640 explores how this was influenced by various factors, including changes in clanship and inheritance, the employment of single women, the punishment of pregnant brides and scolds, the introduction of Protestantism, and the fusion of fairy beliefs with ideas of demonological witchcraft. Peters' text is the first comparative survey and analysis of the diversity of women's lives in Britain during the early modern period.

Migration and Society in Britain, 1550-1830

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Author: Ian D. Whyte

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137256788

Category: History

Page: 208

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Migration is the most imprecise and difficult of all aspects of pre-industrial population to measure. It was a major element in economic and social change in early modern Britain, yet, despite a wealth of detailed research in recent years, there has been no systematic survey of its importance. This book reviews a wide range of aspects of population migration, and their impacts on British society, from Tudor times to the main phase of the Industrial Revolution.

Shades of Difference

Irish, Caribbean, and South Asian Immigration to Heart of Empire, 1948-1971

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Author: John Christopher Corbally

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 546

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Albion

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

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Author: Alvin Jackson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191667609

Category: History

Page: 640

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The study of Irish history, once riven and constricted, has recently enjoyed a resurgence, with new practitioners, new approaches, and new methods of investigation. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History represents the diversity of this emerging talent and achievement by bringing together 36 leading scholars of modern Ireland and embracing 400 years of Irish history, uniting early and late modernists as well as contemporary historians. The Handbook offers a set of scholarly perspectives drawn from numerous disciplines, including history, political science, literature, geography, and the Irish language. It looks at the Irish at home as well as in their migrant and diasporic communities. The Handbook combines sets of wide thematic and interpretative essays, with more detailed investigations of particular periods. Each of the contributors offers a summation of the state of scholarship within their subject area, linking their own research insights with assessments of future directions within the discipline. In its breadth and depth and diversity, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History offers an authoritative and vibrant portrayal of the history of modern Ireland.

Books in Print

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Irish Historical Studies

Joint Journal of the Irish Historical Society and the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ireland

Page: N.A

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Ireland

A Social, Cultural and Literary History, 1791-1891

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Author: James H. Murphy

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This work provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the social and cultural patterns of the century. It traces the ways in which traditional forms of peasant life were modified not only by economic change but also by the administration reforms of government and the expansion of access to education.

Books Ireland

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, Irish

Page: N.A

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Popular Opposition to Irish Home Rule in Edwardian Britain

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Author: Daniel M. Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 288

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This book is a salutary reminder that the realities of British politics before 1914 were more complex and rather different from the ‘whiggish’ stereotypes about New Liberalism, and the rise of Labour and class politics which have dominated our understanding of late Edwardian Britain. Jackson’s groundbreaking research shows that from the start of the Third Home Rule Bill crisis, there was in Britain considerable popular interest in the Irish issue, and that the Curragh army mutiny of 1914 was not an isolated incident, but part of a wider popular movement. A well-orchestrated campaign of agitation led by Unionist leaders Sir Edward Carson and Andrew Bonar Law had so exploited patriotic and sectarian resentment at the prospect of Irish Home Rule that by 1914 the United Kingdom was on the verge of civil war. Jackson locates this movement at the end of a ‘long nineteenth century’, where communal and confessional identities were still as powerful as class, and where native hostility to Catholicism and Irish migration still prevailed. This work shows that the rhetoric and street-theatre of Carsonism had as much resonance in Britain as ‘Protestant Ulster’, where enormous crowds turned out to protest against Home Rule throughout Great Britain (and not just in the sectarian cauldrons of Liverpool and Glasgow). For Jackson, the study of these massive demonstrations becomes a way of capturing the opinions of those rendered voiceless by history, and shows how the Ulster question allowed Conservative politicians to bridge the gap between elites and masses, and elicit a degree of popular enthusiasm unmatched in the years before the Great War.

Letters of the Catholic Poor

Poverty in Independent Ireland, 1920–1940

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Author: Lindsey Earner-Byrne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316844951

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This innovative study of poverty in Independent Ireland between 1920 and 1940 is the first to place the poor at its core by exploring their own words and letters. Written to the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, their correspondence represents one of the few traces in history of Irish experiences of poverty, and collectively they illuminate the lives of so many during the foundation decades of the Irish state. This book keeps the human element central, so often lost when the framework of history is policy, institutions and legislation. It explores how ideas of charity, faith, gender, character and social status were deployed in these poverty narratives and examines the impact of poverty on the lives of these writers and the survival strategies they employed. Finally, it considers the role of priests in vetting and vouching for the poor and, in so doing, perpetuating the discriminating culture of charity.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Castles of Gold

A History of New Zealand's West Coast Irish

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Author: Lyndon Fraser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781877372445

Category: History

Page: 203

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From the 1860s, the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island was the scene of two major goldfields, attracting hopefuls from all over the world. Suddenly, where there had been the native bush and wide rivers, towns with 400 pubs and accommodation housing had appeared. Among the new arrivals were Irish miners, many of whom stayed on after the goldrushes as part of a community with its own distinctive character. This is the first academic study on the history of those Irish - where they came from, who they were, how many women came and what they did, how people sustained their family connections, what they believed - in the context of the history of the larger Irish diaspora. Illustrated with historical photographs, the book draws on private letters and oral histories as well as more conventional sources, and includes many individual migration and settlement stories.