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H. 237–42. His main target is Kerby A. Miller’s major study of Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America, New York, 1985. 87–98. Belchem, Irish, Catholic and Sco19 19 03/08/2007 16:54:26 20 Irish, Catholic and Scouse open competition at their own games. Strangely, the process stopped short at professional level: unlike the pattern in Glasgow and elsewhere, the support base for Liverpool’s two professional soccer clubs defies ethno-sectarian analysis. 68 After the fierce battles of the early Victorian decades, a pattern developed of ritualised annual clashes on key commemorative dates, accompanied by frequent minor skirmishes around disputed borderlands: direct invasions into ‘enemy’ territory, into well-defined enclaves, were comparatively rare and generally ill-advised.

In 1824, the Select Vestry drew attention to a new class of migrant pauper, ‘the lower order of Irish, who, tempted by the facility of communication, and the prospect of obtaining employment in the manufacturing districts, resort hither with their wives and children in overwhelming numbers’. A ‘mass of misery and wretchedness’ on arrival, their condition deteriorated during the ‘fruitless journey’ into the ‘interior’ in search of work, and they returned to Liverpool in such a state as to test the compassion (and stretch the purse) of the Select Vestry.

J. Meagher, Inventing Irish America: Generation, Class and Ethnic Identity in a New England City, 1880–1928, Notre Dame, IN, 2001. 66 George J. H. 237–42. His main target is Kerby A. Miller’s major study of Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America, New York, 1985. 87–98. Belchem, Irish, Catholic and Sco19 19 03/08/2007 16:54:26 20 Irish, Catholic and Scouse open competition at their own games. Strangely, the process stopped short at professional level: unlike the pattern in Glasgow and elsewhere, the support base for Liverpool’s two professional soccer clubs defies ethno-sectarian analysis.

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