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Death in the Diaspora: British and Irish Gravestones


Angela McCarthy


As the British expanded their empire from near colonies such as Ireland to those in remote corners of the world, such as Barbados, Ceylon, North America and Australia, they left a trail of physical remains in every parish where settlement occurred. Between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries, gravestones and elaborate epitaphs documented identity and attachment to both colony and metropole. This book seeks to explore what this evidence tells the twenty-first century reader about the attachment British and Irish migrants had to ‘home’ in life and death.

Book Type Edited Book
Series Title Studies in British and Irish Migration
APA6 Citation Evans, N., & McCarthy, A. (Eds.). (in press). Death in the Diaspora: British and Irish Gravestones. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
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