The Irish in nineteenth-century Britain: towards a definitive history?

Swift, Roger
December 1992
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Winter92, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p8
Academic Journal
This article presents the summary of the paper, Irish in Nineteenth Century Britain: Towards a Definitive History, presented at Irish in British History conference held on March 12, 1992 in Liverpool, England. Our knowledge of the experience of the Irish in Britain during the period has been similarly impeded by the boundaries of time imposed by historians on their selected areas of study. There has been a particular emphasis on the social history of the Irish in Britain, although the themes of poverty, public health and housing have received proportionately more attention than education and crime. To conclude, although much has been achieved by historians in charting the experiences of Irish men and women in nineteenth-century Britain, much remains to be achieved before the definitive history of that experience becomes a reality.


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