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Irish, Catholic and Scouse: The History of the Liverpool-Irish, 1800-1940

John Belchem


This book highlights the complex interplay of cultural and structural factors experienced by the most significant ethnic group in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century pre-multicultural Britain: the Irish in Liverpool. Drawing upon new approaches to our understanding of diasporas, it emphasises the role of ethnic agency as Catholic migrants and their descendants made Irishness their own. The author looks in detail at those who remained in Liverpool, the hub of the Irish diaspora, and contrasts them with their compatriots who continued on their trans-national travels.

Keywords: cultural factors, structural factors, pre-multicultural Britain, ethnic agency, Irish diaspora, Liverpool

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781846311079
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313363


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Belchem, author