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Violent Loyalties: Manliness, Migration, and the Irish in the Canadas, 1798-1841

Jane G.V. McGaughey


Upper and Lower Canada were parts of the Irish Diaspora that presented strong representations of Irish masculinities and deeply-held beliefs about Irish manliness in the decades prior to the Great Irish Famine. While histories of the famine and of the Irish in Canada in the second half of the nineteenth century continue to garner important attention and scholarship, the aim of this history is to relate and reposition the stories of earlier Irish male migrants to the Canadas so that their gendered, violent, and loyal experiences can take their place within the larger story of gender and migrati ... More

Keywords: Irishness, manliness, masculinities, diaspora, violence, empire, Canada, migration, gender, loyalty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621860
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621860.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane G.V. McGaughey, author