Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2016

231 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719087196

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The Irish in Manchester c.1750-1921

Resistance, adaptation and identity

Mervyn Busteed

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Analyses the role of the Irish in one of the most dynamic nineteenth century British cities
  • Examines the process whereby Irish migrants in early nineteenth century British cities were scapegoated for the ills of urban industrial development
  • Traces the development of the strategies the Irish devised to preserve and express their evolving sense of Irish identity
  • Gives an overview of how a migrant group coped with the pressures bearing down upon them in a sometimes hostile environment

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