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Receiving Erin's children : Philadelphia, Liverpool, and the Irish famine migration, 1845-1855

by Gallman, J. Matthew

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Pennsylvania Dept. - Open Stacks F158.9.I6 G35 2000
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Collection  Pennsylvania Dept. - Open Stacks
 
Call Number  F158.9.I6 G35 2000
 
 
 
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Summary
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.

Additional Information
Subjects Irish Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 19th century.
Irish -- England -- Liverpool -- History -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- England -- Liverpool -- History -- 19th century.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852.
Liverpool (England) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Liverpool (England) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Publisher Chapel Hill :University of North Carolina Press,2000
Language English
Description xii, 306 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0807825344 (cl. : acid-free paper)
080784845X (pbk.)
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