Irish London: Middle-Class Migration in the Global Eighteenth Century

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The familiar story of Irish migration to eighteenth and nineteenth-century London is one of severe poverty, hardship and marginalization. This book explores a very different set of Irish encounters with the metropolis by reconstructing the lives, experiences and activities of middle-class migrants. Detailed case studies of law students, lawyers and merchants show that these more prosperous migrants depended on Irish connections to overcome the ordinary challenges of day-to-day life. In contrast to previous scholarly ...

Irish London: Middle-Class Migration in the Global Eighteenth Century 2013, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool

ISBN-13: 9781846318818

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