The American Irish: A History / Edition 1

The American Irish: A History / Edition 1

by Kevin Kenny
     
 

ISBN-10: 0582278171

ISBN-13: 9780582278172

Pub. Date: 06/16/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582278172
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/16/2000
Series:
Studies In Modern History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.96(d)

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.

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >