The Irish in Post-War Britain (Paperback)Enda Delaney (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 217 x 140 x 14 mm
[a] sensitive study...a story of hardship and neglect but also of success, social mobility and integration * Matthew Kelly, London Review of Books *
an important addition to studies of the Irish abroad in the twentieth century. It casts light not just on the experience of a large number of Irish people but also examines how immigrants relate to their new society * Brian Walker, Irish Political Studies *
[An] original and erudite study, which draws on an impressive range of primary sources... this fine book, scholarly yet accessible... represents a significant contribution to the historiography of the subject * Roger Swift, Immigrants and Minorities *
An important book. Primarily it is a definitive history of one in five Irish people in the post-war period and of the largest emigrant group in post-war Britain...it also contributes hugely to a better understanding of emigration generally, and not just in a historical sense. * Micheal O Farthartaigh, Irish Journal. *
AccomplishedDelaney has worked tirelessly to plug an important lacuna in our history knowledge. * Sean O'Connell, Irish Historical Studies *
One of the great delights of the book is that it not only provides the reader with ample details of what was happening in both Irish and British society at the time, but it also presents a clear sense of how these emigrants were different from their 19th century predecessors and their post-war contemporariesThis is a great read! * Patricia O'Connor, Australasian Journal of Irish Studies *
[a] book which combines scholarly research and analysis with terrific readabilityan enjoyable, accessible study for a more general readership. * Niamh Puirseil, Saothar: Journal of the Irish Labour History Society *
excellent book ... a very accessible and readable text suitable for a wide range of courses that address multicultural Britain. * Mary J Hickman, Family and Community History *
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