Rights offering detail :
A New History of the Irish in Australia
Oct. 2, 2019
Author:
Dianne Hall and Elizabeth Malcolm
Category:
Non-fiction: General/Other
Description:
Irish immigrants – although despised as inferior on racial and religious grounds and feared as a threat to national security – were one of modern Australia’s most influential founding peoples.

In his landmark 1986 book 'The Irish in Australia', Patrick O’Farrell argued that the Irish were central to the evolution of Australia’s national character through their refusal to accept a British identity.

'A New History of the Irish in Australia' takes a fresh approach. It draws on source materials not used until now and focuses on topics previously neglected, such as race, stereotypes, gender, popular culture, employment discrimination, immigration restriction, eugenics, crime and mental health.

This important book also considers the Irish in Australia within the worldwide Irish diaspora. Elizabeth Malcolm and Dianne Hall reveal what Irish Australians shared with Irish communities elsewhere, while reminding us that the Irish–Australian experience was – and is – unique.
Rights available:
Translation rights
Rights sold:
World English rights (excluding ANZ) sold to Cork University Press
Contact:
Joumana Awad
NewSouth Publishing
joumana.awad@newsouthpublishing.com.au
phone: +61 2 8936 1422
UNSW, Sydney NSW Australia, NS 2052
Offering #:
15688
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