TITLE

The Teeside Irish in the nineteenth century

AUTHOR(S)
Chase, Malcolm
PUB. DATE
December 1992
SOURCE
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Winter92, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents the summary of the paper, the Teesside Irish in the Nineteenth Century, presented at the Irish in British Labour History conference, held on March 21, 1992 in Liverpool, England. By 1871 Teesside was the largest producer of pig-iron in the world, and its pivotal role in the Victorian economy is familiar. The virtual exclusion of Irishmen from ironstone mining predisposed many unskilled English immigrants to take up residence in the Cleveland ironstone field, and the Irish to migrate to Middlesbrough where demand for unskilled labour was high. The community's assimilation had scarcely begun before the 1880s, although one weakness of this paper may be its emphasis on labour organisation, and on Irish involvement in this as a means by which to assess assimilation.
ACCESSION #
5839374

 

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