Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Book launch: Belfast, the emerging city 1850-1914
Belfast: The Emerging City 1850-1914 is edited by Dr Olwen Purdue and brings together 17 studies that tell the story of a huge port city of increasingly diverse culture to which people flocked in search of work. The range of topics covered in the book is also wide but all the essays focus on the people who built or governed the city, and those lived in it or worked in it, or were just passing through.
With 304 pages and illustrated in colour this is a paperback that family historians with Belfast ancestors would enjoy and learn from. It is published by Irish Academic Press and priced @ £19.99. It's available through BooksIreland and other online sellers.
You can find out more about the book in this interview with Dr Purdue from the Irish News.
Posted by Claire Santry, Irish Genealogy News