Irish Immigrants and Scottish Society in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Proceedings of the Scottish Historical Studies Seminar, University of Strathclyde, 1989/90
Edited by Tom M. Devine
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About the Book
The Irish were the single largest group of immigrants to Scotland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the original settlers and their descendants have had a major impact on modern Scottish society, culture and politics. This book of original studies is the first major reassessment of the general effect of Irish immigration on Scotland since the classic works of James Handley during the 1940s. All the contributors have produced significant research in the field, and the book provides a varied and balanced insight into current historical thinking on the Irish in Scotland.
Sir Tom Devine is the Sir William Fraser Professor Emeritus of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author or editor of more that forty books on Scottish historical studies and related fields. The only historian to be knighted by HM The Queen ‘for services to the study of Scottish history’, he has been described by The Times newspaper as ‘as close to a national bard as the nation has’.
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