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A new lease on life : landlords, tenants, and immigrants in Ireland and Canada, Catharine Anne Wilson

Label
A new lease on life : landlords, tenants, and immigrants in Ireland and Canada
Title
A new lease on life
Title remainder
landlords, tenants, and immigrants in Ireland and Canada
Statement of responsibility
Catharine Anne Wilson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A New Lease on Life is a study of landlords and tenants whose aspirations, opportunities, and destinies spanned the Atlantic. In this richly detailed history of migration and adaptation in the nineteenth century. Wilson focuses on the landlord-tenant relationship and how it changed in the Irish and North American context. Wilson reconstructs the family circumstances and estate management of two landlords, Stephen Moore, third earl of Mount Cashell, and Major Robert Perceval Maxwell. Each owned several estates in Ireland and consecutively owned the estate of Amherst Island in Ontario. She examines how the management of these estates changed over time and highlights the differences between management in the north and south of Ireland. She considers the form the landlord-tenant relationship took in the New World to determine whether tenancy arrangements in the New World offered landlords an opportunity to start afresh or, instead, were influenced by the traditions and financial circumstances of their Irish estates. The study then follows more than one hundred tenant families who, between 1820 and 1860, migrated from County Down to Amherst Island. Wilson discusses why these families emigrated, and what it meant socially and economically to be a tenant in the New World, where most farmers were freeholders. Wilson sets her study firmly in the framework of British, Irish, and American writing on land tenure and concludes that both landlords and tenants were more successful in the New World. Wealth and land ownership might be slow in materializing, but the opportunity, the choices, and the attainment of security were all greater than they had been in Ireland
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CaOONL
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1958-
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Wilson, Catharine Anne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1331.C2
LC item number
W55 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Landlord and tenant
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Land settlement
  • Irish
  • Immigrants
  • Land tenure
  • Irlandais
  • Immigrants
  • Propriétaires et locataires
  • Propriétaires et locataires
  • Propriété foncière
  • Colonisation intérieure
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Irish
  • Land settlement
  • Land tenure
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Großgrundbesitz
  • Pächter
  • Geschichte 1820-1860
  • Down (Northern Ireland : County)
  • Amherst Island (Ont.)
  • Down (Irlande du Nord)
  • Amherst Island (Ont.)
  • Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ontario
  • Ontario
  • Irland
  • Amherst Island (Ont.)
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A new lease on life : landlords, tenants, and immigrants in Ireland and Canada, Catharine Anne Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 315 pages
Isbn
9780773511170
Lccn
95109336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28216483
  • (OCoLC)ocm28216483
Label
A new lease on life : landlords, tenants, and immigrants in Ireland and Canada, Catharine Anne Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 315 pages
Isbn
9780773511170
Lccn
95109336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28216483
  • (OCoLC)ocm28216483

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