Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2018

296 Pages | 19 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526134356

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The Irish in Manchester c.1750-1921

Resistance, adaptation and identity

First Edition

Mervyn Busteed

Published by Manchester University Press

  • New in paperback
  • 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
  • Gives an overview of how a migrant group coped with the pressures bearing down upon them in a sometimes hostile environment
  • Traces the development of the strategies the Irish devised to preserve and express their evolving sense of Irish identity
  • 19 black and white illustrations

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