1st Edition

Ireland in the World
Comparative, Transnational, and Personal Perspectives

Edited By

Angela McCarthy

ISBN 9781032098548
Published June 30, 2021 by Routledge
262 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This international edited book collection of ten original contributions from established and emerging scholars explores aspects of Ireland’s place in the world since the 1780s. It imaginatively blends comparative, transnational, and personal perspectives to examine migration in a range of diverse geographical locations including Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Argentina, Jamaica, and the British Empire more broadly. Deploying diverse sources including letters, interviews, press reports, convict records, and social media, contributors canvas important themes such as slavery, convicts, policing, landlordism, print culture, loyalism, nationalism, sectarianism, politics, and electronic media. A range of perspectives including Catholic and Protestant, men and women, convicts and settlers are included, and the volume is accompanied by a range of striking images.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ireland in the World: Comparative, Transnational, and Personal Perspectives  Angela McCarthy  1. Ireland, Jamaica, and the Fate of White Protestants in the British Empire in the 1780s  Trevor Burnard  2. From Cronelea to Emu Bay, to Timaru and Back: Uncovering the Convict Story  Joan Kavanagh and Dianne Snowden  3. Policing Ireland, Policing Colonies: The Irish Constabulary “Model”  Richard Hill  4. “From Beyond the Sea”: The Irish-Catholic Press in the Southern Hemisphere  Stephanie James  5. “In Harmony”: A Comparative View of Female Orangeism, 1887-2000  Patrick Coleman  6. An Irish Landlord and His Daughter: A Story of War and Survival in America and Ireland  Philip Bull  7. Coming over the Waves: The Emergence of Collaborative Action in Ireland and Wales  Robert Lindsey  8. Ireland and Scotland: From Partition to Peace Process  Graham Walker  9. Emigration in the Age of Electronic Media: Personal Perspectives of Irish Migrants to Australia, 1969-2013  Fidelma Breen

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Angela McCarthy is Professor of Scottish and Irish History at the University of Otago, New Zealand.