The Irish in Ontario: A Study in Rural History.

  title={The Irish in Ontario: A Study in Rural History.},
  author={J. Burnet and D. H. Akenson},
  journal={International Migration Review},
  • J. Burnet, D. H. Akenson
  • Published 1984
  • History, Sociology
  • International Migration Review
  • Hailed as one of the most important books on social sciences of the last fifty years by the Social Sciences Federation of Canada. Akenson argues that, despite the popular conception of the Irish as a city people, those who settled in Ontario were primarily rural and small-town dwellers. Though it is often claimed that the experience of the Irish in their homeland precluded their successful settlement on the frontier in North America, Akenson's research proves that the Irish migrants to Ontario… CONTINUE READING
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