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Leaving the North: Migration and Memory, Northern Ireland 19212011

Johanne Devlin Trew


Leaving the North is the first book that provides a comprehensive survey of Northern Ireland migration since 1921. Based largely on the personal memories of emigrants who left Northern Ireland from the 1920s to the 2000s, the book traces their multigenerational experiences of leaving Northern Ireland and adapting to life abroad, with some later returning to a society still mired in conflict. Contextualised by a review of the statistical and policy record, the emigrants’ stories reveal that contrary to its well-worn image as an inward-looking place – 'such narrow ground' – Northern Ireland has ... More

Keywords: migration, diaspora, Northern Ireland, conflict, memory, personal narratives, oral history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781846319402
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319402.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Johanne Devlin Trew, author
University of Ulster