Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2015

288 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719090196

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Population, providence and empire

The churches and emigration from nineteenth-century Ireland

Sarah Roddy

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Treats together, in depth and for the first time, two of the most significant phenomena in the story of modern Ireland - mass emigration and religious change/conflict
  • One of few historical interventions into an emerging field in sociology/economics/development studies which concerns the effects of mass emigration on the sending country
  • Examines a wide range of previously unused and underused primary sources, including religious archival sources
  • Takes full advantage of the digitisation revolution that has changed how historical research is carried out over the past decade, to call on a huge number of sources new to the field
  • Written to be intelligible to and appeal to undergraduates and interested non-academic readers as well as to postgraduates and academics