Demography, State and Society, Irish Migration to Britain 1921-1971, by Enda Delaney
Published by Liverpool University Press in 2000, 345 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N2573)
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This book offers a fascinating and detailed analysis of the 20th-century Irish exodus to Britain........
The book examines official responses in Britain, gender dimensions, individual migrant experiences, patterns of settlement in Britain, and the crucial phenomenon of return migration.
The process of migration is associated with feelings of longing, homesickness, the shock of exposure to a new culture and, in other instances, with escape and freedom, and between the foundation of a new Irish state in 1921-22 and the early 1970s, approximately one and a half million people left the independent Ireland, the vast majority travelling to Britain