The Irish Settlement in Cardiff, 1811-2000
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Number of Pages: 256
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
Urban Catholics traces the origin and growth of the Irish settlement in Cardiff against the wider context of Irish immigration in England and Wales. John Hickey discusses social status, living conditions, the establishment of Catholic parishes and immigrant political groupings to show how the immigrant community developed as an identifiable group within the urban environment. Comparative reference is made throughout to the Irish experience in three American cities - Chicago, New York and Albany, and the book concludes with a discussion of the ways in which 'integration' has affected Irish identity.