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Welcoming the Stranger: Irish Migrant Welfare in Britain Since 1957
 

Welcoming the Stranger: Irish Migrant Welfare in Britain Since 1957 (Paperback)

By Kennedy, Patricia

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The untold human story of how the Catholic Church met the welfare needs of Irish emigrants in Britain since the 1950s. Based on a wealth of personal interviews and newly-discovered archive material. Offers unique insight into how Anglo-Irish relations impacted on emigrants coming... to Britain during turbulent times. This lively book tells the untold story of the crucial work carried out by the Irish Emigrant Chaplaincy in Britain on behalf of Irish emigrants for over half a century. The hidden history revealed is one of political intrigue; economic booms and busts; MI5; international relations; miscarriages of justice; Papal Encyclicals; Gospel teaching and the struggle for equality and justice. The vital work of the Irish Emigrant Chaplaincy was often conducted against a background of battling against the odds and the establishment. It is the story of Irish and British migration history in modern times and Anglo-Irish relations unfolding over turbulent and politically sensitive decades. Patricia Kennedy bases her history on archival research and over eighty interviews with key informants who benefited from or administered this vital service. Welcoming the Stranger is the first book to demonstrate how the Irish government was forced to take responsibility for the Irish abroad.
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ISBN 9780716532934
Released AU 30 Mar 2015
Publisher Irish Academic Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780716532934
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Publisher Irish Academic Press
Imprint Irish Academic Press Ltd
Released 30 Mar 2015
Publication Country Ireland Ireland
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kennedy, Patricia
Category Social & Cultural History
Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
Immigration & Emigration
Social Welfare & Social Services
Number of Pages 252
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 237mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 362.849162041
Weight 367g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Irish - Great Britain - History - 20th century, Ireland - Emigration and immigration - History - 20th century, Great Britain - Emigration and immigration - History - 20th century, Great Britain - Emigration and immigration - History - 21st century, Immigrants - Great Britain - Social conditions
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text College/higher education

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