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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: December 2019

2 - Cosmopolitan Ireland, 1841–1911

Summary

Statistical analysis of information on persons born outside Ireland derived from published census reports, supplemented by additional data and information on individual incomers from digital index for 1901–11. This traces steady increase in foreign, colonial, and British presence, and examines differences between national sub-groups. The most conspicuous expansion was in the presence of Americans, whose profile differed sharply from that of all other groups. The American profile provides context for the following four chapters.