Irish Migrants in the Canadas: A New Approach
Including a new preface by the author, Irish Migrants in the Canadas probes beyond the aggregate statistics of most studies of the migration process. Bruce Elliott traces the genealogies, movements, landholding strategies, and economic lives of 775 families of Irish immigrants who came to Canada between 1815 and 1855 from County Tipperary, Ireland. He follows his subjects not only from Ireland to Canada but in their subsequent movements within North America. His work has important implications for current discussions of nineteenth-century society in Ireland, Canada, and the United States.
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So, let me get this straight: statistical analysis is the only legitimate form of research, focused qualitative research isn't legitimate scholarship, and any scholarship funded by a SSHRC grant is somehow suspicious?
Uh, O.K., then ... right.
Where is the 'new approach'?One need only look at the sponsor of the publication, the source of the 'research' funds and the all to predictable superficiality of the Canadiana myth.
The lack of statistical analysis underlines the paucity of the results and where the author left off in statistics and inference. Todays electronic data while sourced from the same originals allows even the the rank amateur to confirm more about the background and context of the 18th century Irish, Scots and English who were the foundation of BNA from 1763 to 1850.
They were the same personages, relatives and nearly related who 'planted' England in 1066 and began planting Ireland by the early 13th century. The same persons were then enlisted to undertake the 'plants' of the 13 colonies and later the remainder of the British Empire (OZ, W. Africa, SA, NZ, India, the INDIEs and the far EAST.
Save your $25 bucks and be chagrined that your tax dollars funded this and allowed it to be mis advertised as 'scholarship'.
James HL Waddell
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