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.
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