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The interwar years, 1921–1939

in Demography, State and Society: Irish Migration to Britain, 1921–1971

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237358
eISBN:
9781846317651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317651.004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Irish migration during the interwar years, which were notable for a fundamental change in the nature of international migration. These years were a period during which ... More


Postwar exodus, 1947–1957

in Demography, State and Society: Irish Migration to Britain, 1921–1971

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237358
eISBN:
9781846317651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317651.006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter addresses Irish migration during 1947–57, specifically the geographical origins of the migrants. The topography of the effect of Irish migration to Britain is reported. The insufficiency ... More


Irish emigrants and family history: A new approach

John Herson

in Divergent paths: Family histories of Irish emigrants in Britain 1820-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090639
eISBN:
9781781708385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090639.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book opens by arguing that a family history approach can throw new light on important issues relating to Irish migration to Victorian Britain, notably about Irish family lives, the long-term fate ... More


Ethnicity, migration and labour history*

in Merseypride: Essays in Liverpool Exceptionalism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310102
eISBN:
9781846313547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310102.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Irish migrants who, along with the Poles, occupy a pioneer (if unenviable) status in the historiography of migration and ethnicity. Irish migrants were unusually well-tailored ... More


Patterns of arrival and settlement

in Culture, Conflict and Migration: The Irish in Victorian Cumbria

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236528
eISBN:
9781846312892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312892.006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the patterns of Irish settlement in Cumbria throughout the century in question, and also explores Irish migrants and their emergent communities. It is shown that the 1850s ... More


Irish Migrants in Modern Wales

Paul O'Leary (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238485
eISBN:
9781846313356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313356
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Until relatively recently, immigrant and ethnic minority groups were relegated to one of the silences in the history of modern Wales. Where they were mentioned at all, it was as outsiders who added a ... More


Ex-Pat Pastiche

in London Irish Fictions: Narrative, Diaspora and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318313
eISBN:
9781846317897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317897.010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Cowboys and Indians (1991) by Joseph O'Connor and Ripley Bogle (1989) by Robert McLiam Wilson, in which texts the experience of the Irish migrant in London, rather than being ... More


‘The Scum of Ireland’

in The Liverpool Underworld: Crime in the City, 1750-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316999
eISBN:
9781846317064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317064.007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of Irish migrants in the high crime rate of Liverpool during the nineteenth century. It explains that Liverpool's criminal class had long been synonymous with the lower ... More


Introduction – Towards Integration: The Irish in Modern Wales

Paul O'leary

in Irish Migrants in Modern Wales

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238485
eISBN:
9781846313356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238485.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book presents an acute awareness of the contradictions and complexities of the lived history of Irish migrants, concentrating on the Irish in Wales. It also addresses the four principal themes: ... More


The Irish in Wrexham, 1850–1880

Peter Jones

in Irish Migrants in Modern Wales

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238485
eISBN:
9781846313356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238485.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter addresses the Irish in the small town of Wrexham in north-east Wales, who were a small but significant and observable element in the town's life. The town of Wrexham in north-east Wales ... More


Catholicism and nationalism

in Culture, Conflict and Migration: The Irish in Victorian Cumbria

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236528
eISBN:
9781846312892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312892.008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter deals with the social history of the Catholic Irish in Cumbria. It shows that the Irish priests were much more responsive to the realities of an Irish migrant existence which placed ... More


Introduction

Cian T. McMahon

in Global Dimensions of Irish Identity: Race, Nation, and the Popular Press, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620107
eISBN:
9781469620121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620107.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This introductory chapter argues that mid-nineteenth-century Irish migrants mainly felt threatened by the notion that New World countries such as the United States and Australia were Anglo-Saxon ... More


The Cult of Respectability and the Irish in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Wales

Paul O'leary

in Irish Migrants in Modern Wales

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238485
eISBN:
9781846313356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238485.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the extent to which sections of the migrant community came to subscribe to the mid-Victorian cult of respectability, presenting claims for the plurality of the Irish migrant ... More


Navvy Narratives

in London Irish Fictions: Narrative, Diaspora and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318313
eISBN:
9781846317897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317897.004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter, which examines two novels about Irish construction workers in London, The Contractors (1994) by John B. Keane and I Could Read the Sky (1997) by Timothy O'Grady and Steve Pyke, shows ... More


Ersatz Exiles

in London Irish Fictions: Narrative, Diaspora and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318313
eISBN:
9781846317897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317897.006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the predominantly male world of the Irish literati in London. It argues that Irish writers, having not found quite what they had expected in the city, created an exilic and ... More


Conclusions

in Culture, Conflict and Migration: The Irish in Victorian Cumbria

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236528
eISBN:
9781846312892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312892.011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This study has aimed to significantly improve the understanding of Irish migration. It has shown the patterns of settlement and communal development outside the principal receptacles of Irish ... More


Dislocations?

Lindsay Proudfoot and Dianne Hall

in Imperial Spaces: Placing the Irish and Scots in Colonial Australia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078378
eISBN:
9781781702895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078378.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter describes the ways Scots and Irish migrant mentalités were constructed on board ship during the outward voyage to Australia. It concentrates on the interplay between the performance of ... More


Divergent paths: Family histories of Irish emigrants in Britain 1820-1920

John Herson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090639
eISBN:
9781781708385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090639.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book is unique in adopting a family history approach to Irish migration in nineteenth century Britain. Historians of the Irish in Britain have almost totally ignored the family dimension, but ... More


Introduction

in Demography, State and Society: Irish Migration to Britain, 1921–1971

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237358
eISBN:
9781846317651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317651.002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book explores the patterns in Irish migration to Britain from 1921–71. It also examines the factors that account for this migration, and the policy of both the British and Irish states in ... More


Introduction

in London Irish Fictions: Narrative, Diaspora and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318313
eISBN:
9781846317897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317897.008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter, which introduces the main themes covered in Part II of the book, discusses the recession in Ireland in the late 1970s and early 1980s that led to an increase in young people moving to ... More


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