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

Craig Bailey


The familiar story of Irish migration to eighteenth and nineteenth-century London is one of poverty, hardship and marginalization. This book explores a different set of Irish encounters with the metropolis by reconstructing the lives 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 assumptions that middle-class migrants assimilated completely to English cultural and social norms, this book emphasiz ... More

Keywords: Migration, Middle-class, Communities, London, Irish, Law Student, Lawyer, Merchant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318818
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318818.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Craig Bailey, author