Irish Women and Irish Migration

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Author: Patrick O'Sullivan

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780718501150

Category: Ireland

Page: 238

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For significant periods, the majority of Irish emigrants were women. This volume begins with an introduction which explores the connections between women's studies and Irish studies, and includes a women's history reinterpretation of the myths of the Wild Geese. Five chapters on the 19th century look at the motivations and work experiences of women emigrants to the United States, emigration schemes involving Irish pauper women, the experiences of Catholic and Protestant Irish women in Liverpool, and at female-headed households.

Migration and the Making of Ireland

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Author: Bryan Fanning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910820254

Category: Ireland

Page: 300

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Explores accounts of migrant experiences across more than four centuries. The motivations that drove migration to Ireland and emigration from Ireland since the Plantation of Ulster in the 1600s are assessed. Political, economic, and legal circumstances that made emigration and immigration possible or necessary are considered. Commonalities and differences across space and time between the experiences of incoming and outgoing migrants, with a strong emphasis on the recent waves of immigration that are re-shaping twenty-first century Ireland, are deeply explored. Early chapters examine the experiences of specific migrant groups, and later chapters look at broader trends, illustrated with anecdotes of personal experience. This book is a landmark contribution to our understanding of modern Ireland, and will be essential reading for anybody seeking to understand the diversity of twenty-first century Irish society.

Migration and Gender in the Developed World

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Author: Paul Boyle,Keith Halfacree

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134695144

Category: Science

Page: 344

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The subject of migration has traditionally been analysed through the lens of economic factors. The importance of adopting a gender sensitive perspective to academic work is now generally appreciated. Migration and Gender in the Developed World contains chapters from a diverse range of leading contributors who apply such a perspective to the study of migration in the countries of the developed world. Each chapter demonstrates how migration is highly gendered, with the experiences of women and men often varying markedly in different migration situations. The volume covers a wide range of migration issues and draws out the importance of gender issues in each area, including: dual career households regional migration patterns emigration from Ireland and Hong Kong elderly migration the migration decision-making process and the costs and benefits attached to migration Approaching the subject from a variety of academic traditions including Geography, Sociology and Social Policy, the volume combines both quantitative analysis of factual data and qualitative analysis of interview material to demonstrate the importance of studying migration through gender sensitive eyes.

A Distant Shore

Irish Migration & New Zealand Settlement

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Author: Lyndon Fraser

Publisher: Otago University Press

ISBN: 9781877133978

Category: History

Page: 196

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A Distant Shore tells the story of Irish migration to New Zealand in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In a series of essays written by leading scholars in the field, it offers a glimpse into the lives and experiences of these newcomers as they left post-Famine Ireland and made their way to a destination 'half the world from home'. It uses many sources, including letters from migrants to their families in Ireland, and also looks at the history of Irish organisations in New Zealand, both Catholic and Protestant.

The Irish in Ontario

A Study in Rural History

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Author: Donald Harman Akenson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773520295

Category: History

Page: 404

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For most of the nineteenth century, the Irish formed the largest non-French ethnic group in central Canada and their presence was particularly significant in Ontario. This study presents a general discussion of the Irish in Ontario during the nineteenth century and a close analysis of the process of settlement and adaptation by the Irish in Leeds and Lansdowne township. Akenson argues that, despite the popular conception of the Irish as a city people, those who settled in Ontario were primarily rural and small-town dwellers. Though it is often claimed that the experience of the Irish in their homeland precluded their successful settlement on the frontier in North America, Akenson's research proves that the Irish migrants to Ontario not only chose to live chiefly in the hinterlands, but that they did so with marked success. Akenson also suggests that by using Ontario as an "historical laboratory" it is possible to make valid assessments of the real differences between Irish Protestants and Irish Catholics, characteristics which he contends are much more precisely measurable in the neutral environment of central Canada than in the turbulent Irish homeland. While Akenson is careful not to over-generalise his findings, he contends that the case of Ontario seriously calls into question conventional beliefs about the cultural limitations of the Irish Catholics not only in Canada but throughout North America. Donald Harman Akenson is professor of history at Queen's University and the author of numerous books on Irish history, includingIf the Irish Ran the Worldand the acclaimedConor: A Biography of Conor Cruise O'Brien. His most recent book is the groundbreakingSurpassing Wonder: The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds.

The Irish Diaspora

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Author: Andrew Bielenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317878124

Category: History

Page: 376

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This book brings together a series of articles which provide an overview of the Irish Diaspora from a global perspective. It combines a series of survey articles on the major destinations of the Diaspora; the USA, Britian and the British Empire. On each of these, there is a number of more specialist articles by historians, demographers, economists, sociologists and geographers. The inter-disciplinary approach of the book, with a strong historical and modern focus, provides the first comprehensive survey of the topic.

Reading the Irish Woman

Studies in Cultural Encounters and Exchange, 1714-1960

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Author: Gerardine Meaney,Mary O'Dowd,Bernadette Whelan

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1781389381

Category: History

Page: 272

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The theme of this book is cultural encounter and exchange in Irish women's lives. Using three case studies: the Enlightenment, emigration and modernism, it analyses reading and popular and consumer culture as sites of negotiation of gender roles. It traces how the circulation of ideas, fantasies and aspirations which have shaped women's lives in actuality and in imagination and argues that there were many different ways of being a woman. Attention to women's cultural consumption and production shows that one individual may in one day identify with representations of heroines of romantic fiction, patriots, philanthropists, literary ladies, film stars, career women, popular singers, advertising models and foreign missionaries. The processes of cultural consumption, production and exchange provide evidence of women's agency, aspirations and activities within and far beyond the domestic sphere.

Ireland and Irish America

Culture, Class, and Transatlantic Migration

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Author: Kerby A. Miller

Publisher: Field Day Publications

ISBN: 0946755396

Category: Ireland

Page: 411

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Between 1600 and 1929, perhaps seven million men and women left Ireland and crossed the Atlantic. Ireland and Irish America is concerned with Catholics and Protestants, rural and urban dwellers, men and women on both sides of that vast ocean. Drawing on over thirty years of research, in sources as disparate as emigrants' letters and demographic data, it recovers the experiences and opinions of emigrants as varied as the Rev. James McGregor, who in 1718 led the first major settlement of Presbyterians from Ulster to the New World, Mary Rush, a desperate refugee from the Great Famine in County Sligo, and Tom Brick, an Irish-speaking Kerryman on the American prairie in the early 1900s. Above all, Ireland and Irish America offers a trenchant analysis of mass migration's causes, its consequences, and its popular and political interpretations. In the process, it challenges the conventional 'two traditions' (Protestant versus Catholic) paradigm of Irish and Irish diasporan history, and it illuminates the hegemonic forces and relationships that governed the Irish and Irish-American worlds created and linked by transatlantic capitalism.

Out of Ireland

The Story of Irish Emigration to America

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Author: Kerby Miller,Miller/Wagner,Paul Wagner

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub

ISBN: 9781568332116

Category: History

Page: 132

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Based on the PBS documentary film of the same name, this book tells the story of the millions of men and women who came out of Ireland to create a new life for themselves in America. This sweeping historical epic, spanning a period of two centuries, is poignantly told through the stories of several individual immigrants, using the actual letters they wrote to Ireland describing their experiences in the New World. Includes 110 riveting and rarely seen photos.

Making the Irish American

History and Heritage of the Irish in the United States

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Author: J.J. Lee,Marion R. Casey

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081475208X

Category: History

Page: 733

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Explores the history of the Irish in America, offering an overview of Irish history, immigration to the United States, and the transition of the Irish from the working class to all levels of society.

Commemorating the Irish Famine

Memory and the Monument

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Author: Emily Mark-FitzGerald

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781381690

Category: History

Page: 344

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'Commemorating the Irish Famine' explores the history of the 1840s Irish Famine in visual representation, commemoration and collective memory from the 19th century until the present, across Ireland and the nations of its diaspora, explaining why since the 1990s the Famine past has come to matter so much in our present.

Irish Immigrants, 1840-1920

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Author: Megan O'Hara

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736807951

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Discusses the reasons Irish people left their homeland to come to America, the experiences immigrants had in the new country, and the contributions this cultural group made to American society. Includes sidebars and activities.

Emigrants and Exiles

Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America

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Author: Kerby A. Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195051872

Category: Social Science

Page: 684

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Explains the reasons for the large Irish emigration, and examines the problems they faced adjusting to new lives in the United States

Irish Migrants in New Zealand, 1840-1937

'the Desired Haven'

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Author: Angela McCarthy

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843831433

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

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"Study of individual experiences of migration through personal correspondence of emigrants from Ireland to New Zealand"--Provided by publisher.

The Great Famine and Beyond

Irish Migrants in Britain in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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Author: Donald M. MacRaild

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780716527206

Category: History

Page: 303

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The Cambridge History of Ireland: Volume 2, 1550–1730

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Author: Jane Ohlmeyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108651054

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This volume offers fresh perspectives on the political, military, religious, social, cultural, intellectual, economic, and environmental history of early modern Ireland and situates these discussions in global and comparative contexts. The opening chapters focus on 'Politics' and 'Religion and War' and offer a chronological narrative, informed by the re-interpretation of new archives. The remaining chapters are more thematic, with chapters on 'Society', 'Culture', and 'Economy and Environment', and often respond to wider methodologies and historiographical debates. Interdisciplinary cross-pollination - between, on the one hand, history and, on the other, disciplines like anthropology, archaeology, geography, computer science, literature and gender and environmental studies - informs many of the chapters. The volume offers a range of new departures by a generation of scholars who explain in a refreshing and accessible manner how and why people acted as they did in the transformative and tumultuous years between 1550 and 1730.