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Ireland and the American Emigration, 1850-1900

By demonstrating how the emigration after the Great Famine affected the economy, agriculture, housing, industry and even the customs and folklore of Ireland, Schrier reveals the emergence of a new Ireland, ready to step into the economic and political maelstrom of the 20th century.

210 pages

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Table of Contents

Part I - the flowing tide - causes and characteristics the lure of America. part II - reactions and results - the futile protest (press and pulpit) the visible result (land and labour) the invisible result (cant and custom). Part III - the return tide - alms and agitation men, manners and methods conclusion - the impact of emigration.

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