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Irish Migrants in Modern Wales$
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Paul O'Leary

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238485

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313356

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Reassessing the Anti-Irish Riot: Popular Protest and the Irish in South Wales, c. 1826–1882

Reassessing the Anti-Irish Riot: Popular Protest and the Irish in South Wales, c. 1826–1882

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(p.101) Reassessing the Anti-Irish Riot: Popular Protest and the Irish in South Wales, c. 1826–1882
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Irish Migrants in Modern Wales
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Louise Miskell

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853238485.003.0006

This chapter distinguishes a distinctive and durable tradition of anti-Irish rioting in Wales which did not necessarily resemble the pattern of anti-Irish behaviour that has emerged from big-city studies in England and Scotland. Anti-Irish violence in south Wales did not meet many of the traditional interpretations and general assumptions about the reception of the Irish British-wide. There was frequently violence against the homes and property of the Irish, as well as physical attacks against individuals. Data from Wales shows that small, well-established populations of immigrants could obtain hostility, which attested itself in violent attacks on individuals and property. Anti-Irish rioting became part of the shared knowledge of the populations of south Wales towns. The study of anti-Irish rioting in Wales has contributed an extra dimension to the history of Welsh popular protest.

Keywords:   anti-Irish rioting, Wales, Scotland, anti-Irish violence, homes, property, physical attacks, immigrants, violent attacks

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