First published in 1985, this book explores the social history of the Irish in Britain across a variety of cities, including Bristol, York, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stockport. With contributions from foremost scholars in the field, it provides a thorough critical study of Irish immigration, in its social, political, cultural and religious dimensions.
This book will be of interested to students of Victorian history, Irish history and the history of minorities.
Notes on Contributors; 1. Introduction Sheridan Gilley and Roger Swift 2. The Irish in Bristol in 1851: A Census Enumeration David Large 3. The Irish in York Frances Finnegan 4. The English Working-Class Radicalism and the Irish, 1815-50 John Belchem 5. Irish Influence on Parliamentary Elections in London, 1885-1914: A Simple Test Alan O’ Day 6. A Tale of Two Cities: Communal Strife in Glasgow and Liverpool before 1914 Tom Gallagher 7. A Comparative View of the Irish in Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century Bernard Aspinwall and John McCaffrey 8. The Irish Press in Victorian Britain Owen Dudley Edwards and Patricia J. Storey 9. ‘Another Stafford Street Row’: Law, Order and the Irish Presence in mid-Victorian Wolverhampton Roger Swift 10. The Stockport Riots of 1852: A Study of Anti-Catholic and Anti-Irish Sentiment Pauline Millward 11. Irish and Catholic : Myth or Reality? Another Sort of Irish and the Renewal of the Clerical Profession among Catholic in England, 1791-1918 Gerard Connolly 12. Vulgar Piety and the Brompton Oratory, 1850-1860 Sheridan Gilley 13. The Roman Catholic Church and the Irish Poor Raphael Samuel; Select Bibliography Roger Swift and Sheridan Gilley; Select Index