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Landed estate records as a resource for the study of the rural Irish worker

Grant, Adrian (2013) Landed estate records as a resource for the study of the rural Irish worker. Saothar: Journal of the Irish Labour History, 38 . pp. 169-173. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This article examines the potential for using landed estate records in research relating to the working lives of the rural Irish in the period 1700-1914. The landed estate was the epicentre of rural Ireland and acted as the largest employer in most rural areas. The result of this was that most of the inhabitants of rural Ireland had some connection to the landed estates through tenancy, employment or commerce. The article presents information on the type of sources available, what level of information is contained in them, and also comments on how they can be used effectively by historians.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:history, labour history, rural ireland, labourers, big house, landed estate
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > INCORE
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Politics & International Studies
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:28775
Deposited By: Dr Adrian Grant
Deposited On:28 Feb 2014 20:44
Last Modified:08 May 2014 11:29

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