Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Donald M. MacRaild
    Pages 1-8
  3. Donald M. MacRaild
    Pages 9-41
  4. Donald M. MacRaild
    Pages 100-122
  5. Donald M. MacRaild
    Pages 123-154
  6. Donald M. MacRaild
    Pages 155-184
  7. Donald M. MacRaild
    Pages 185-188
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 189-230

About this book


Until the advent of 'New Commonwealth' migration in the 1950s, the Irish were by far the largest ethnic minority in Britain. This study focuses on the most important phase of Irish migration, providing an analytical discussion of why and how the Irish settled in such numbers. It examines key aspects of the social, religious and political worlds of these migrants and explains why they were so often the victims of native hostility. The book avoids the 'famine-centred' and 'big-city' focus of so many studies and demonstrates the long-run chronology and wide-ranging geography of this important migration.


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About the authors

DONALD M. MACRAILD is Lecturer in History at the University of Sunderland.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Irish Migrants in Modern Britain, 1750–1922
  • Authors Donald M. MacRaild
  • Series Title Social History in Perspective
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-67761-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-67762-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27344-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 230
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
    Human Rights
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