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

Author: J Matthew Gallman
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is not a traditional study of the Irish famine migrants; rather, it is a comparative analysis of how two of the most important host cities - Liverpool and Philadelphia - responded to emerging policy dilemmas in the midst of the Irish famine" -- Acknowledgments.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gallman, J. Matthew (James Matthew).
Receiving Erin's children.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606252414
Online version:
Gallman, J. Matthew (James Matthew).
Receiving Erin's children.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)625935664
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Matthew Gallman
ISBN: 0807825344 9780807825341 080784845X 9780807848456
OCLC Number: 42022374
Description: xii, 306 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Immigrants and Hosts --
Ch. 2. Migration and Reception --
Ch. 3. Poverty, Philanthropy, and Poor Relief --
Ch. 4. Hospitals, Cholera, and Medical Care --
Ch. 5. Environmental Reform --
Ch. 6. Sectarian Conflicts: Churches and Schools --
Ch. 7. Street Violence and the Pursuit of Public Order.
Responsibility: J. Matthew Gallman.

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