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The Resource Irish London : middle-class migration in the global eighteenth century, Craig Bailey

Irish London : middle-class migration in the global eighteenth century, Craig Bailey

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Irish London : middle-class migration in the global eighteenth century
Title
Irish London
Title remainder
middle-class migration in the global eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Craig Bailey
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The familiar story of Irish migration to eighteenth and nineteenth-century London is one of severe poverty, hardship and marginalization. This book explores a very different set of Irish encounters with the metropolis by reconstructing the lives, experiences and activities of middle-class migrants. Detailed case studies of law students, lawyers and merchants show that these more prosperous migrants depended on Irish connections to overcome the ordinary challenges of day-to-day life. In contrast to previous scholarly assumptions that middle-class migrants assimilated completely to English cultural and social norms, this book emphasizes the possibilities rather than the limits of Irishness and argues that Irish identity had a unique, operative value of its own, for which there was no substitute. Guided by recent works that stress the capacity of communities to operate across space rather than being anchored to specific places such as the street, neighbourhood or village, Irish London argues that the middle-class migrant's frame of reference went far beyond the metropolis. The three case studies in this book focus on Irish lives in the city, but also follow migrants further afield-more specifically to Jamaica and India- to explore what middle-class communities were, how they worked and who belonged to them. By doing so, this study seeks to move us towards a better understanding of what it meant to be a middle-class Irish migrant in the global eighteenth century"--provided by publisher
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Bailey, Craig
Dewey number
304.84210415
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Eighteenth-century worlds
Series volume
4
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  • Irish
  • Irish
  • London (England)
Label
Irish London : middle-class migration in the global eighteenth century, Craig Bailey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17450299
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9781846318818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (Uk)016270783
  • (StEdALDL)1/2951194
  • (OCoLC)827268389
Label
Irish London : middle-class migration in the global eighteenth century, Craig Bailey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17450299
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9781846318818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (Uk)016270783
  • (StEdALDL)1/2951194
  • (OCoLC)827268389

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