American Irish: A History / Edition 1

American Irish: A History / Edition 1

by Kevin Kenny
     
 

ISBN-10: 0582278171

ISBN-13: 2900582278171

Pub. Date: 06/16/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

More than 45 million Americans today can claim some degree of Irish ancestry. Kevin Kenny covers the period of 1700 - 2000 when more than seven million Irish men, women and children migrated to the USA and examines the concentrated mass migration of five million which occurred between 1820 - 1920. This vast movement of people played a significant…  See more details below

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More than 45 million Americans today can claim some degree of Irish ancestry. Kevin Kenny covers the period of 1700 - 2000 when more than seven million Irish men, women and children migrated to the USA and examines the concentrated mass migration of five million which occurred between 1820 - 1920. This vast movement of people played a significant role in the shaping of modern Ireland and America. . Offers an extended analysis of the conditions in Ireland which led to the mass migration, as well as, the effects in the economic, political and cultural development in the United states. Those interested in the Irish American population and their history. Also available in Hardcover 0-582-27818-X.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900582278171
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/16/2000
Series:
Studies In Modern History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
358

Table of Contents

1. The Eighteenth Century.
Ulster.
Emigration.
Arrival and Settlement.
Religion and Politics.
The Scotch-Irish in 1790 and After.

2. Before the Famine.
Economy and Society in Rural Ireland.
Emigration, Arrival and Settlement.
Labor and Race.
Religion.
Nativism and Abolitionism.

3. The Famine Generation.
An Gorta Mor.
Emigration.
Arrival, Settlement and Labor.
Religion, Nativism and Politics.
Being Irish in America.

4. After the Famine.
Economy and Society in Rural Ireland.
Arrival and Settlement.
Labor and Gender.
Nativism and Politics.
Religion.
Nationalism.

5. Irish America, 1900-1940.
The Irish in Ireland and America.
Labor.
Alcohol and Culture.
Nationalism.
Religion.
Municipal Politics.
National Politics.

6. Irish in America Since World War II.
Prosperity.
The Irish-American Community.
Religion.
Municipal Politics.
National Politics.
Nationalism, I.
Nationalism, II.

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