Receiving Erin's Children: Philadelphia, Liverpool, and the Irish Famine Migration, 1845-1855 (Hardback)J. Matthew Gallman (author)
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Gallman examines how citizens and policymakers in Philadelphia and Liverpool dealt with such issues as poverty, disease, poor sanitation, crime, sectarian conflict, and juvenile delinquency. By considering how two cities of comparable population and dimensions responded to similar challenges, he sheds new light on familiar questions about distinctive national characteristics--without resorting to claims of ""American exceptionalism."" In this critical era of urban development, English and American cities often evolved in analogous ways, Gallman notes. But certain crucial differences--in location, material conditions, governmental structures, and voluntaristic traditions, for example--inspired varying approaches to urban problem solving on either side of the Atlantic.
|This work of comparative history looks at how two rapidly growing cities, Philadelphia and Liverpool, coped with the urban challenges raised by the influx of Irish immigrants in the mid-nineteenth century.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 621 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 27 mm
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