Receiving Erin\'s Children: Philadelphia, Liverpool, And The Irish Famine Migration, 1845-1855

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Receiving Erin's Children: Philadelphia, Liverpool, and the Irish Famine Migration, 1845-1855

Between 1845 and 1855, 2 million Irish men and women fled their famine-ravaged homeland, many to settle in large British and American cities that were already wrestling with a complex array of urban problems. In this innovative work of comparative urban history, Matthew Gallman looks at how two cities, Philadelphia and Liverpool, met the challenges raised by the influx of immigrants. Gallman examines how citizens and policymakers in Philadelphia and Liverpool dealt with such issues as poverty, disease, poor sanitation, crime, sectarian conflict, and juvenile delinquency. By considering how two cities of comparable population and dimensions responded to similar challenges, he sheds new light on familiar questions about distinctive national characteristics--without resorting to claims of "American exceptionalism" In this critical era of urban development, English and American cities often evolved in analogous ways, Gallman notes. But certain crucial differences--in location, material conditions, governmental structures, and voluntaristic traditions, for example--inspired varying approaches to urban problem solving on either side of the Atlantic.

Specifications of Receiving Erin's Children: Philadelphia, Liverpool, and the Irish Famine Migration, 1845-1855

GENERAL
AuthorJ. Matthew Gallman
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st New edition
ISBN-10080784845X
ISBN-139780807848456
PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press
Number Of Pages320
Publication Date2000-05-29
DIMENSIONS
Height9.28 inch.
Length6.16 inch.
Width0.81 inch.
Weight1.1 pounds.

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