Dublin. The Deposed Capital. A Social and Economic History 1860-1914. Cork Uni. Press, 1984. Pp, 373. Illustrated with photographs. Good copy in lightly faded pictorial dust jacket.
A comprehensive study of the problems which the city of Dublin faced between the famine and World War One. The decline of the city's traditional industries and the rising proportion of casual labourers in the population gave rise to intense poverty which resulted in excessively high death-rates and a housing crisis. The work draws on a wealth of sources to examine topics such as choice of marriage partners, occupational continuity between father and son, the background of tenement families and the corporation tenants, and the role of contemporary charitable institutions.