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Networks, communication and the Irish Protestant diaspora in northern England, c.1860-1914

MacRaild, Donald (2005) Networks, communication and the Irish Protestant diaspora in northern England, c.1860-1914. Immigrants and Minorities, 23 (2/3). pp. 311-337. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/02619280500188377


This study seeks to explore transnational communication among migrants of the Irish diaspora through an examination of the Orange Order's networks. It draws upon rare local and district records and press accounts to explain the migratory links and social worlds of Orange emigrants from Ulster. The substance of the study echoes the findings of Canadian historians who have much richer records than exist in the public domain in Britain. It demonstrates how Orangemen in Ireland came to recognise the diasporic dimension of their movement, and how members used the Order to negotiate some of the pathways of migration that were an important feature of their lives, and in the lives of the working class more generally. The essay generally seeks to demonstrate that the Orange Order acted as a network of friendship, camaraderie and support for emigrants and immigrants in the British World in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Item Type:Journal article
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:28797
Deposited By: Professor Donald MacRaild
Deposited On:18 Mar 2014 07:38
Last Modified:18 Mar 2014 07:38

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