Irish, Catholic and Scouse

The History of the Liverpool-Irish, 1800-1940

John Belchem

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ISBN: 9781781386798

Publication: September 1, 2007

Irish, Catholic and Scouse 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, this study emphasises the role of ethnic agency as Catholic migrants and their descendants made Irishness their own. Belchem 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. This path-breaking study will be required reading for those who wish to understand the Irish diaspora and the cultural melting pot of nineteenth-century Liverpool.

John Belchem is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Liverpool, author of Irish, Catholic and Scouse: The History of the Liverpool-Irish, 1800–1940 (LUP, 2007) and editor of Liverpool 800: Character, Culture, History (LUP, 2006).

List of Tables List of Abbreviations Acknowledgements Preface Introduction: ‘A Piece Cut Off from the Old Sod Itself’ Part One: 1800-1914 1 Poor Paddy: The Irish in the Liverpool Labour Market 2 ‘The Lowest Depth’: The Spatial Dimensions of Irish Liverpool 3 The Holy Sanctity of Poverty: Welfare, Charity and the Sacred Irish Poor 4 Faith and Fatherland: Ethno-Sectarian Collective Mutuality 5 Electoral Politics: Towards Home Rule 6 Extra-Parliamentary Politics: The American Connection 7 ‘Pat-riot-ism’: Sectarian Violence and Public Disorder 8 Cultural Politics: National Regeneration and Ethnic Revival 9 Leisure: Irish Recreation Part Two: 1914-39 10 The First World War: Free Citizens of a Free Empire? 11 The Liverpool-Irish and the Irish Revolution 12 Depression, Decline and Heritage Recovery Bibliography Index

Format: Ebook

ISBN: 9781781386798

Publication: September 1, 2007

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