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16 October 2014
Immigrants & Exiles - Irish in Ireland

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Q. How useful is this source as evidence about the treatment of Irish immigrants over a hundred years?

At first the Irish were distrusted, treated as comic, drunken and superstitious. Over a period of one hundred years, the absorption of Irish into Scottish life must be considered one of the achievements of Scottish history.

TC Smout in "A Century of the Scottish People" (1987)

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