For example, Palatine migration to England and Ireland at the beginning of the eighteenth century was triggered by a law that permitted settlement by European Protestants. This decision was politically controversial at the time, ...
Author: Bryan Fanning
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Engaging and eloquent, Migration and the Making of Ireland provides long overdue consideration to those who made new lives in Ireland even as they made Ireland new.
-- The topic is important on a global scale and has perpetual relevance. This is particularly the case as the Republic of Ireland navigates the post-Brexit future with Northern Ireland.
Author: Bryan Fanning
-- Fanning is a well-regarded senior scholar of migration and social policy at University College Dublin. He is an adept, eloquent, and engaging public intellectual on these topics in media outlets in Ireland and the U.K. (Twitter account: @BryanFanning). -- The topic is important on a global scale and has perpetual relevance. This is particularly the case as the Republic of Ireland navigates the post-Brexit future with Northern Ireland. -- The work adds to the list building goals in that it is a very clearly written account by an expert who is hoping to welcome both scholars and general readers into a conversation of vital importance. -- The main audience will be scholars of Ireland and scholars of immigration and refugee studies.
Author: Marguerite CorporaalPublish On: 2018-03-08
In Making the Irish American: History and Heritage of the Irish in the United States, edited by J. J. Lee and Marion Casey, 1–62. New York: New York University Press, 2006. Lees, Lynn Hollen. Exiles of Erin: Irish Migrants in Victorian ...
Author: Marguerite Corporaal
Category: Literary Criticism
Irish Global Migration and Memory: Transnational Perspectives of Ireland’s Famine Exodus brings together leading scholars in the field who examine the experiences and recollections of Irish emigrants who fled from their famine-stricken homeland in the mid-nineteenth century. The book breaks new ground in its comparative, transnational approach and singular focus on the dynamics of cultural remembrance of one migrant group, the Famine Irish and their descendants, in multiple Atlantic and Pacific settings. Its authors comparatively examine the collective experiences of the Famine Irish in terms of their community and institution building; cultural, ethnic, and racial encounters with members of other groups; and especially their patterns of mass-migration, integration, and remembrance of their traumatic upheaval by their descendants and host societies. The disruptive impact of their mass-arrival had reverberations around the Atlantic world. As an early refugee movement, migrant community, and ethnic minority, Irish Famine emigrants experienced and were recollected to have faced many of the challenges that confronted later immigrant groups in their destinations of settlement. This book is especially topical and will be of interest not only to Irish, migration, and refugee scholars, but also the general public and all who seek to gain insight into one of Europe’s foundational moments of forced migration that prefigures its current refugee crisis. This book was originally published as a special issue of Atlantic Studies: Global Currents.
O'Connor, P. (1996), All Ireland is in and about Rathkeale, Oireacht na Mumhan Books, Newcastle West O'Connor, P. J. (2006), ... Making of Irish History: Revisionism and the Revisionist Controversy, Routledge, London, 188–215 O'Donnell, ...
Author: Patrick Fitzgerald
Migration - people moving in as immigrants, around as migrants, and out as emigrants - is a major theme of Irish history. This is the first book to offer both a survey of the last four centuries and an integrated analysis of migration, reflecting a more inclusive definition of the 'people of Ireland'.
This volume investigates the extensive transnational connections that developed among Irish immigrants and their descendants across this vast and unique oceanic space, ties that illuminate how the Irish participated in the making of the ...
Author: Malcolm Campbell
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Irish people have had a long and complex engagement with the lands and waters encompassing the Pacific world. As the European presence in the Pacific intensified from the late eighteenth century, the Irish entered this oceanic space as beachcombers, missionaries, traders, and colonizers. During the nineteenth century, economic distress in Ireland and rapid population growth on the Pacific Ocean's eastern and western shores set in motion large-scale migration that exerted a deep political, social, and economic impact across the Pacific. Malcolm Campbell examines the rich history of Irish experiences on land and at sea, offering new perspectives on migration and mobility in the Pacific world and of the Irish role in the establishment and maintenance of the British Empire. This volume investigates the extensive transnational connections that developed among Irish immigrants and their descendants across this vast and unique oceanic space, ties that illuminate how the Irish participated in the making of the Pacific world and how the Pacific world made them.
This fourth volume of the series focuses on the the experiences of Irish women migrants, who often formed the majority of migrating groups. It covers both mass and individual migrations from the 16th to the 20th century.
Author: Patrick O'Sullivan
Publisher: Burns & Oates
Category: Social Science
This fourth volume of the series focuses on the the experiences of Irish women migrants, who often formed the majority of migrating groups. It covers both mass and individual migrations from the 16th to the 20th century. Strong stress is placed upon the economic decision-making of female-headed households, and persistent motives for migration, eg incest, throughout the period. Advanced and subtle methods have had to be devised and implemented in order to study this "hidden majority"; therfore, the book has much of particular interest to women's history groups and women's studies courses.
David Fitzpatrick demonstrates the often unexpected ways in which the reverse effects of emigration remoulded Irish society, balancing original demographic research with fascinating individual profiles to assemble a vivid picture of a ...
Author: David Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Irish emigration to America is one of the clichés of modern Irish history; much less familiar is the reverse process. Who were the people who chose to return to Ireland? What motivated them? And what effect did this have on Irish society? While many European countries were more or less Americanised in this period, the Irish case was unique as so many Irish families had members in America. The most powerful agency for Americanisation, therefore, was not popular culture but circumstantial knowledge and personal contact. David Fitzpatrick demonstrates the often unexpected ways in which the reverse effects of emigration remoulded Irish society, balancing ground-breaking demographic research with fascinating accounts of individual experiences to assemble a vivid picture of this changing Irish society. He explores the transformative impact of reverse migration from America to post-Famine Ireland, and offers many and surprising insights into Ireland's growing population of American-born residents.
Author: Donald Harman AkensonPublish On: 2011-08-23
Ó Gráda, Cormac, Ireland. A New Economic History, 1780–1939 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994). Ó Gráda, Cormac, “Making Irish Famine History in 1995,” History Workshop Journal, no. 41 (Autumn 1996). Ó Gráda, Cormac, Black '47 and Beyond.
Author: Donald Harman Akenson
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
This book is the product of Donald Akenson's decades of research and writing on Irish social history and its relationship to the Irish diaspora - it is also the product of a lifetime of trying to figure out where Swedish-America actually came from, and why. These two matters, Akenson shows, are intimately related. Ireland and Sweden each provide a tight case study of a larger phenomenon, one that, for better or worse, shaped the modern world: the Great European Diaspora of the "true" nineteenth century. Akenson's book parts company with the great bulk of recent emigration research by employing sharp transnational comparisons and by situating the two case studies in the larger context of the Great European Migration and of what determines the physics of a diaspora: no small matter, as the concept of diaspora has become central to twenty-first-century transnational studies. He argues (against the increasing refusal of mainstream historians to use empirical databases) that the history community still has a lot to learn from economic historians; and, simultaneously, that (despite the self-confidence of their proponents) narrow, economically based explanations of the Great European Migration leave out many of the most important aspects of the whole complex transaction. Akenson believes that culture and economic matters both count, and that leaving either one on the margins of explanation yields no valid explanation at all.
See Miller et al., Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan, chapter 49. 10. See ibid., chapter 8; and Miller, “Revd James MacSparran's America dissected (1753): Eighteenth-Century Emigration and Constructions of 'Irishness,'” History ...
Author: J.J. Lee
Publisher: NYU Press
Explores the history of the Irish in America, offering an overview of Irish history, immigration to the United States, and the transition of the Irish from the working class to all levels of society.
This work discusses the life of the Scotch-Irish in Ireland, their treatment by their English overlords, the reasons for emigration to America, the settlement patterns in the New World, the movement westward across America, life on the ...
Author: Ron Chepesiuk
The Scotch-Irish began emigrating to Northern Ireland from Scotland in the seventeenth century to form the Ulster Plantation. In the next century these Scottish Presbyterians migrated to the Western Hemisphere in search of a better life. Except for the English, the Scotch-Irish were the largest ethnic group to come to the New World during the eighteenth century. By the time of the American Revolution there were an estimated 250,000 Scotch-Irish in the colonies, about a tenth of the population. Twelve U.S. presidents can trace their lineage to the Scotch-Irish. This work discusses the life of the Scotch-Irish in Ireland, their treatment by their English overlords, the reasons for emigration to America, the settlement patterns in the New World, the movement westward across America, life on the colonial frontier, Scotch-Irish contributions to America's development, and sites of Scotch-Irish interest in the north of Ireland.