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The Irish Diaspora

1st Edition

By Andrew Bielenberg


376 pages

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This book brings together a series of articles which provide an overview of the Irish Diaspora from a global perspective. It combines a series of survey articles on the major destinations of the Diaspora; the USA, Britian and the British Empire. On each of these, there is a number of more specialist articles by historians, demographers, economists, sociologists and geographers. The inter-disciplinary approach of the book, with a strong historical and modern focus, provides the first comprehensive survey of the topic.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Vll

Introduction 1

Piaras Mac Einri

Part One: Great Britain 17

Chapter 1 The Irish in Britain, 1815-1939 19

Graham Davis

Chapter 2 Revising the Irish in Scotland: The Irish in

Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Scotland 37

Richard B. McCready

Chapter 3 Emigration from Ireland to Britain During the

Second World War 51

Tracey Connolly

Chapter 4 From 'Ethnicity' to 'Diaspora': 1980s Emigration and

'Multicultural' London 65

Breda Gray

Chapter 5 Who are the Irish in Britain? Evidence from

Large-scale Surveys 89

Brendan Halpin

Part Two: The Americas 109

Chapter 6 Irish Migration to North America, 1800-1920 111

Donald Harman Akenson

Chapter 7 'Scotch-Irish', 'Black Irish' and 'Real Irish': Emigrants

and Identities in the Old South 139

Kerby A. Miller

Chapter 8 Searching for Missing Friends in the Boston Pilot

Newspaper, 1831-1863 158

Ruth-Ann M. Harris

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Chapter 9 Immigrants on the Land: A Comparative Study of

Irish Rural Settlement in Nineteenth-Century Minnesota

and New South Wales 176

Malcolm Campbell

Chapter 10 Irish Emigration to Argentina: A Different Model 195

Patrick McKenna

Part Three: The Empire 213

Chapter 11 Irish Emigration to the British Empire, 1700-1914 215

Andy Bielenberg

Chapter 12 The Irish and India: Imperialism, Nationalism and

Internationalism 235

Michael Holmes

Chapter 13 Odd Man Out: The South African Experience 251

Donal P. McCracken

Chapter 14 'The Desired Haven'? Impressions of New Zealand in

Letters to and from Ireland, 1840-1925 272

Angela McCarthy

Part Four: General Studies 285

Chapter 15 A Quantification of Irish Migration with Particular

Emphasis on the 1980s and 1990s 287

Damien Courtney

Chapter 16 Changing Attitudes to 'New Wave' Emigration?

Structuralism versus Voluntarism in the Study of

Irish Emigration 317

Jim Mac Laughlin

Chapter 17 Placing Postwar Irish Migration to Britain in a

Comparative European Perspective, 1945-1981 331

Enda Delaney


About the Author

Andrew Bielenberg

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Ireland