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Irish in Britain, 1800-1914

MacRaild, Donald (2006) Irish in Britain, 1800-1914. Studies in Irish Economic and Social History. Dundalk. 96 pp ISBN 978-0-947897-03-1 [Book (authored)]

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Abstract

During the nineteenth century, the Irish became the most numerous immigrant group in Britain. Their contribution to the labour force, across a wide range of occupations, made them an important part of the story of British industrialisation. At the same time, arriving as they did at a time of dramatic and unsettling social and economic change, they became scapegoats for a wide range of fears and anxieties. The negative terms in which they were described by contemporaries have until recently continued to distort perceptions of their history. More recent work, however, has brought to light the variety of their experience, and the extent to which the migrants were not merely passive victims but central actors in their own story.

Item Type:Book (authored)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute > History
Arts and Humanities Research Institute
ID Code:28676
Deposited By: Professor Donald MacRaild
Deposited On:04 Mar 2014 07:14
Last Modified:04 Mar 2014 07:14

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