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The Irish in Post-War Britain
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The Irish in Post-War Britain

Enda Delaney

Abstract

Exploring the neglected history of Britain's largest migrant population, this book looks at the Irish in Britain after 1945. It reconstructs the histories of the lost generation who left independent Ireland in huge numbers to settle in Britain from the 1940s until the 1960s. It illustrates the complex process of negotiation and renegotiation that was involved in adapting and adjusting to life in Britain. Less visible than other newcomers, it is widely assumed that the Irish assimilated with relative ease shortly after arrival. The Irish in post-war Britain challenges this view, and shows that ... More

Keywords: Ireland, post-war Britain, migration, Irish population, social class, migrant group, Irish culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199276677
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276677.001.0001

Authors

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Enda Delaney, author
Lecturer in British History, University of Edinburgh
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