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W. E. Vaughan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199583744

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.001.0001

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Emigration, 1871–1921

Emigration, 1871–1921

(p.606) Chapter XXI Emigration, 1871–1921
A New History of Ireland, Volume VI


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This chapter focuses on the history of emigration in Ireland during the period from 1871 to 1921. It explains that Irish emigration was triggered by the Great Famine, and by 1880 had become a structural element of the post-famine social order. There were only two periods when hopes were aroused that the emigration flow might be halted: during the time of severe recession in North America in the 1870s and the wartime economic boom in Ireland during the 1910s. The chapter contains charts and tables showing statistics on Irish emigration during this period.

Keywords:   emigration, Ireland, Great Famine, social order, recession, North America, economic boom

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