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The Resource In search of a better life : British and Irish migration, edited by Graham Davis

In search of a better life : British and Irish migration, edited by Graham Davis

Label
In search of a better life : British and Irish migration
Title
In search of a better life
Title remainder
British and Irish migration
Statement of responsibility
edited by Graham Davis
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Search of a Better Life" challenges the traditional histories of British and Irish migration, the stories of oppression and exile that form an essential part of the existing literature. By no means were all migrants forced to leave their country by circumstances; many looked forward to a better life abroad. They were largely opportunists rather than victims, whether financed by the state or by landlords or philanthropists, or, as was the case for the majority, by themselves or their families. This was a huge movement of people that formed part of a European exodus to the New World. In placing British and Irish migration alongside each other, there is recognition of the commonalities among both sets of emigrants that will surprise many readers. The poor condition of labourers in 1840s Dorset and Wiltshire were akin to those found in County Cork during the Famine years. British and Irish emigrants were commonly found on the same ships en route to the Americas and Australasia, both settling in predominantly English-speaking countries. With case studies by a variety of contributors, set within the broader context of current scholarship, this compilation features new research on a popular subject which still resonates today. It will prove particularly useful for family historians
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Davis, Graham
  • Fripp, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ireland
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • Great Britain
Label
In search of a better life : British and Irish migration, edited by Graham Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
People on the move : mobility in Victorian Dorset / John Fripp -- Irish railway workers & soldiers in Wiltshire / Lynda Brown -- Politicians, philanthropists & the people : early emigration from Somerset & Dorset to Australia / Celia Martin -- "Great Britain of the South" : the Irish in Canterbury, New Zealand / Sara Moppett -- From Sligo to St John's : the Gore-Booth assisted emigration scheme, 1847 / Emily Slinger -- James Hack Tuke & assisted emigration from the west of Ireland in the 1880s / Tessa English -- Irish hard-rock miners in Ireland, Britain & the United States / Graham Davis & Matthew Goulding -- Reconstructed memory : Irish emigrant letters from the Americas / Graham Davis
Control code
17000812256
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
222 p.
Isbn
9780752459547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
In search of a better life : British and Irish migration, edited by Graham Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
People on the move : mobility in Victorian Dorset / John Fripp -- Irish railway workers & soldiers in Wiltshire / Lynda Brown -- Politicians, philanthropists & the people : early emigration from Somerset & Dorset to Australia / Celia Martin -- "Great Britain of the South" : the Irish in Canterbury, New Zealand / Sara Moppett -- From Sligo to St John's : the Gore-Booth assisted emigration scheme, 1847 / Emily Slinger -- James Hack Tuke & assisted emigration from the west of Ireland in the 1880s / Tessa English -- Irish hard-rock miners in Ireland, Britain & the United States / Graham Davis & Matthew Goulding -- Reconstructed memory : Irish emigrant letters from the Americas / Graham Davis
Control code
17000812256
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
222 p.
Isbn
9780752459547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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