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Fergus Campbell

in modern Ireland are many and complex. Rather than conceiving of the land as simply an economic or a political issue, Ó Tuathaigh reveals its potency in the Irish imagination – past and present – and considers the rich cultural history of the Irish land question. Ó Tuathaigh’s essay lays down a challenge to us and to future students of land questions in modern Ireland to consider the full breadth of issues – political, economic, 01_Fergus_Introduction.indd xv 8/1/2013 9:14:18 PM MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 08/01/2013, SPi XVI INTRODUCTION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

in Land questions in modern Ireland
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Moira Maguire

this.”19 But the documentary also gave voice to an undercurrent of anger at the Sisters of Mercy, who ran Goldenbridge and a number of other industrial schools for girls. Buckley made a litany of allegations, ranging from starvation and neglect, to denial of educational opportunities, overwork, and severe physical abuse. In the days and weeks after Dear daughter aired, public outrage was palpable. This outrage was short-lived, however, and it failed to spark the Irish imagination the way subsequent events would. A more sustained public debate arose in April 1999 when

in Precarious childhood in post-independence Ireland
Considering going
Angela McCarthy

endorsed this collective mentality: ‘America was the land of, what shall I say, money grew on trees, that was the impression. My aunts would come home and they seemed to be very comfortable and they had nice clothes and they never spoke about any of the problems in the States. It 85 was always very, very rosy.’ Indeed, the clothing adorned by return migrants was a major visible measure of success that lingered in the minds of potential migrants. Clothing, together with manners and money, continued the proliferation of the stere86 otype of the returned Yank in the Irish

in Personal narratives of Irish and Scottish migration, 1921–65
The immigration process
Bernadette Whelan

provided half of those emigrating at this time with the necessary funds.89 Most who left from Londonderry with 82 NARA, D/S, USD, 4, 4, T199, West to Seward, 12 August 1865. 83 Ibid., 7, 7, T199, West to Seward, 12 February 1869. 84 Dingley, ‘European immigration’, 308–9. 85 See Miller, Emigrants and exiles; Kirby Miller, ‘Paddy’s paradox: emigration to America in Irish imagination and rhetoric’ in Dirk Hoerder, Horst Rössler (eds), Distant magnets: expectations and realities in the immigrant experience, 1840–1930 (New York, 1993), 264–94; Kerby Miller and

in American government in Ireland, 1790–1913