Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2015

310 Pages | 27 black & white illustrations, 30 tables

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780719090639

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Divergent paths

Family histories of Irish emigrants in Britain, 1820-1920

First Edition

John Herson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Demonstrates the central role of the family in moulding the experiences and identities of immigrants and their descendants.
  • Explores, for the first time, the lives, living conditions and long-term paths of a cross-section of ordinary Irish families in nineteenth-century Britain
  • In using modern methods of family history for academic research it demonstrates an approach that could inspire work in many other fields of social history
  • Providing important and unusual insights, it documents the sheer diversity of family outcomes and what determined them. A more subtle picture of the migrant experience is revealed

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