The American Irish

Author: William V. Shannon
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780870236891
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The American Irish from the Author: William V. Shannon. "My principle in organizing this book has been to emphasize those activities in which the presence of the Irish has made a significant difference as against what might have occurred if no Irish had come to this country. These fields are politics, religion, the theater, literature, and such specialized activities as prizefighting and law enforcement."--Page xv.

The American Irish

Author: Kevin Kenny
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317889169
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The American Irish from the Author: Kevin Kenny. The American Irish: A History, is the first concise, general history of its subject in a generation. It provides a long-overdue synthesis of Irish-American history from the beginnings of emigration in the early eighteenth century to the present day. While most previous accounts of the subject have concentrated on the nineteenth century, and especially the period from the famine (1840s) to Irish independence (1920s), The American Irish: A History incorporates the Ulster Protestant emigration of the eighteenth century and is the first book to include extensive coverage of the twentieth century. Drawing on the most innovative scholarship from both sides of the Atlantic in the last generation, the book offers an extended analysis of the conditions in Ireland that led to mass migration and examines the Irish immigrant experience in the United States in terms of arrival and settlement, social mobility and assimilation, labor, race, gender, politics, and nationalism. It is ideal for courses on Irish history, Irish-American history, and the history of American immigration more generally.

The American Irish And Their Influence On Irish Politics

Author: Philip Henry Bagenal
Publisher: General Books LLC
ISBN: 9781150711534
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The American Irish And Their Influence On Irish Politics from the Author: Philip Henry Bagenal. General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1882 Original Publisher: K. Paul, Trench

Making The Irish American

Author: J.J. Lee
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081475208X
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Making The Irish American from the Author: J.J. Lee. Explores the history of the Irish in America, offering an overview of Irish history, immigration to the United States, and the transition of the Irish from the working class to all levels of society.

Textures Of Irish America

Author: Lawrence J. McCaffrey
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815605218
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Textures Of Irish America from the Author: Lawrence J. McCaffrey. The "textures" of the Irish-American experience have been manifold, greatly influencing this country's economic, social, and cultural development over the past two centuries. Unlike that of many other European immigrants, the Irish journey to America was viewed largely as a one-way trip. They quickly adjusted to America, soon becoming citizens and active participants in politics. By the end of the 19th century, they dominated not only most American cities but also sports, especially baseball, and many were prominent in show business. In this entertaining study of one of America's most engaging and controversial groups, Lawrence McCaffrey reveals how the Irish adapted to urban life, progressing from unskilled working class to solid middle class. Denied power and influence in business and commerce, they achieved both through politics and the Catholic church. In addition to politicians and churchmen, McCaffrey discusses the roles of writers such as Finley Peter Dunne, James T. Farrell, Eugene O'Neill, J.F. Powers, Edwin O'Connor, William Kennedy, Elizabeth Cullinan, Tom Flanagan, Thomas Fleming, Jimmy Breslin, and John Gregory Dunne, as well as such film stars as Jimmy Cagney, Bing Crosby, Grace and Gene Kelly, and Spencer Tracy. McCaffrey completes the story with a look at the role of Irish nationalism in developing the personality of Irish America and in liberating Ireland from British colonialism. The result of some forty years of thinking and writing about Irish-American life, McCaffrey's Textures will appeal to scholars and general readers alike and may very well become the standard work on Irish America.

Irish American Voluntary Organizations

Author: Michael F. Funchion
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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Irish American Voluntary Organizations from the Author: Michael F. Funchion. "This book represents a laudable contribution to American ethnic studies. . . . [It] provides an excellent guide to some seventy bodies." Special Libraries

New Directions In Irish American History

Author: Kevin Kenny
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299187149
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New Directions In Irish American History from the Author: Kevin Kenny. The writing of Irish American history has been transformed since the 1960s. This volume demonstrates how scholars from many disciplines are addressing not only issues of emigration, politics, and social class but also race, labor, gender, representation, historical memory, and return (both literal and symbolic) to Ireland. This recent scholarship embraces Protestants as well as Catholics, incorporates analysis from geography, sociology, and literary criticism, and proposes a genuinely transnational framework giving attention to both sides of the Atlantic. This book combines two special issues of the journal Éire-Ireland with additional new material. The contributors include Tyler Anbinder, Thomas J. Archdeacon, Bruce D. Boling, Maurice J. Bric, Mary P. Corcoran, Mary E. Daly, Catherine M. Eagan, Ruth-Ann M. Harris, Diane M. Hotten-Somers, William Jenkins, Patricia Kelleher, Líam Kennedy, Kerby A. Miller, Harvey O'Brien, Matthew J. O'Brien, Timothy M. O'Neil, and Fionnghuala Sweeney.

The Irish Voice In America

Author: Charles Fanning
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813148332
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The Irish Voice In America from the Author: Charles Fanning. In this study, Charles Fanning has written the first general account of the origins and development of a literary tradition among American writers of Irish birth or background who have explored the Irish immigrant or ethnic experience in works of fiction. The result is a portrait of the evolving fictional self-consciousness of an immigrant group over a span of 250 years. Fanning traces the roots of Irish-American writing back to the eighteenth century and carries it forward through the traumatic years of the Famine to the present time with an intensely productive period in the twentieth century beginning with James T. Farrell. Later writers treated in depth include Edwin O'Connor, Elizabeth Cullinan, Maureen Howard, and William Kennedy. Along the way he places in the historical record many all but forgotten writers, including the prolific Mary Ann Sadlier. The Irish Voice in America is not only a highly readable contribution to American literary history but also a valuable reference to many writers and their works. For this second edition, Fanning has added a chapter that covers the fiction of the past decade. He argues that contemporary writers continue to draw on Ireland as a source and are important chroniclers of the modern American experience.

Irish In America

Author: Margaret J. Goldstein
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780822539506
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Irish In America from the Author: Margaret J. Goldstein. Examines the history of Irish immigration to the United States, discussing why the Irish came, what their lives were like after they arrived, where they settled, and customs they brought from home.