Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2019

304 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786941671

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Bookseller Code (06)

Moving Histories

Irish Women's Emigration to Britain from Independence to Republic

Jennifer Redmond

Liverpool University Press

Reappraisals in Irish History LUP

  • First book solely on female Irish migrants in the twentieth century
  • Uncovers and analyses new sources on emigrants from Ireland during the Second World War
  • Uses primary sources, including oral histories, from repositories in Britain rarely used by historians
  • Combines statistical sources with personal reflections to give a nuanced account of the female experience of emigration
  • Addresses the continued controversy on the treatment of unmarried mothers in Ireland by examining their experiences of emigration as a form of escape from social censure