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Irish Migrants in Modern Wales

Paul O'Leary


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 dash of colour and exoticism to the story of the majority but who had little to contribute to our understanding of developments in the ‘mainstream’ of society. In recent years this picture has begun to change, and historians, sociologists, novelists, and the media have all given sustained attention to the immigrant and ethnic minority experience. The chapters in this volume examine the experience ... More

Keywords: ethnic minority groups, Wales, outsiders, exoticism, immigrant, Irish migrants, Irish settlement, Welsh towns, anti-Irish protest, protest movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780853238485
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313356


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul O'Leary, editor