The Nearest Place that Wasn't Ireland

Early Nineteenth Century Irish Labor Migration

Author: Ruth-Ann Mellish Harris

Publisher: Iowa State Press


Category: History

Page: 281

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This is a study of the sojourner migration of Irish farmers to England in the first half of the 19th century. It covers the demographic characteristics of the migration, economic conditions in Ireland and England, and the welfare of migrants in England.

Singular Continuities

Tradition, Nostalgia, and Identity in Modern British Culture

Author: George K. Behlmer,F. M. Leventhal

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804734899

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

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This volume explores the appropriation of the past in modern British culture. The twelve essays argue that to distinguish between "the new" and "the traditional" today often draws a false dichotomy. It argues that Britishness, in fact, has been the product of continuous creation throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

Waterfront Revolts

New York and London Dockworkers, 1946-61

Author: Colin John Davis

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252028786

Category: History

Page: 246

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Davis also documents struggles by New York black and Hispanic longshoremen against union and employer discrimination and shows how the wildcat strikes in both ports altered the balance of power and facilitated the establishment of viable oppositional movements." "Addressing questions of why dockworkers were such influential and explosive forces in the postwar industrial arena, Waterfront Revolts reveals how workers and trade unions directly influenced cold war politics, the economy, and culture - even across geographical borders."--Jacket.

Culture, Conflict, and Migration

The Irish in Victorian Cumbria

Author: Donald M. MacRaild

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853236528

Category: History

Page: 237

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Using a broad range of primary materials, the analysis of which is firmly rooted in comparative reference to other writings on the Irish in Victorian Britain, McRaild pieces together an interesting and at times turbulent picture of Irish settlement.

Crime and Poverty in 19th-Century England

The Economy of Makeshifts

Author: A.W. Ager

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441160965

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 5346


It has long been suggested that poverty was responsible for a criminal underclass emerging in Britain during the nineteenth century. Until quite recently, historians did little to challenge this perception. Using innovative quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques, this book looks in detail at some of the causal factors that motivated the poorer classes to commit crime, or act in ways that transgressed acceptable standards of behaviour. It demonstrates how the strategies that these individuals employed varied between urban and rural environments, and shows how the poor railed against legislative reforms that threatened the solvency of their households. In the process, this book provides the first solid appreciation of the complex relationship between crime and poverty in two distinct socio-economic regions between 1830 and 1885.

Birds in Ireland

Author: Clive Hutchinson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408137003

Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 1923


Birdwatching has become an increasingly popular pastime in Ireland as elsewhere. Nor is all of the birdwatching done by the Irish. Many professional ornithologists from Britain and Western Europe find good reason to study Ireland's birds, as do the numerous birdwatching visitors each year. Clive Hutchinson, a leading Irish ornithologist, has compiled this comprehensive review of birds in the Republic and Northern Ireland to coincide with the 21st anniversary year of the Irish Wildbird Conservancy's foundation and he has had the IWC's active support throughout. The book is timely for other reasons, too. Knowledge about the status and distribution of birds in Ireland has increased greatly since the 1960s and this is reflected in the detailed species accounts which form the major part of the book. Factors which led to this greater knowledge, recent changes in bird distribution and status, and reasons for the absence of some species are topics discussed in the book's introductory chapters. Other subjects covered are Ireland's topography, climate and habitats, a review of ornithology and ornithologists in Ireland over the last 100 years, and conservation programmes of more recent times. John Busby's superb illustrations (more than 100) are a feature of the book, helping to set the Irish scene as well as its birds. Jacket paintings by John Busby