Irish identity in 1840s Halifax

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dc.contributor.advisor Kehoe, S. Karly
dc.creator Bunyan, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-11T14:43:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-11T14:43:41Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other FC2346.9 I6 B86 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/28210
dc.description 129 leaves ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 120-129).
dc.description.abstract The nineteenth century witnessed global migration of the Irish. The Irish settled in many places and one of the many destinations was Atlantic Canada. They played a pivotal role in informing the region’s economic, social, and cultural development. Here they established an identity. This thesis offers insight into Irish migration to Atlantic Canada by focusing on religious identity among settlers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and assesses the extent to which religious antagonism developed as a consequence of their desire to preserve their identity. It focuses on the decade starting in 1840 and is informed by a close analysis of Nova Scotian newspapers. This thesis demonstrates that this was a period of increasing religious and political hostility in Halifax, and that Irish migrants were effective in preserving their religious identity, but with this, religious antagonism could sometimes occur. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc FC2346.9.I6
dc.subject.lcsh Irish -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- History -- 19th century
dc.subject.lcsh Irish -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- Ethnic identity
dc.subject.lcsh Catholics -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- History -- 19th century
dc.title Irish identity in 1840s Halifax en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in History
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline History
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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