Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan: Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1675-1815 / Edition 1

Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan: Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1675-1815 / Edition 1

by Kerby A. Miller
     
 

Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan is a monumental and pathbreaking study of early Irish Protestant and Catholic migration to America. Through exhaustive research and sensitive analyses of the letters, memoirs, and other writings, the authors describe the variety and vitality of early Irish immigrant experiences, ranging from those of frontier farmers and

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Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan is a monumental and pathbreaking study of early Irish Protestant and Catholic migration to America. Through exhaustive research and sensitive analyses of the letters, memoirs, and other writings, the authors describe the variety and vitality of early Irish immigrant experiences, ranging from those of frontier farmers and seaport workers to revolutionaries and loyalists. Largely through the migrants own words, it brings to life the networks, work, and experiences of these immigrants who shaped the formative stages of American society and its Irish communities. The authors explore why Irishmen and women left home and how they adapted to colonial and revolutionary America, in the process creating modern Irish and Irish-American identities on the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan was the winner of the James S. Donnelly, Sr., Prize for Books on History and Social Sciences, American Council on Irish Studies.

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ISBN-13:
9780195154894
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/27/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
IThe Causes of Irish Emigration
1James Wansbrough, 1700-172813
2Alexander Crawford, 173624
3David Lindsey, 175828
4Henry Johnston, 1773-180030
5Walter Corish Devereux, 179839
6Margaret Wright, 180845
IIThe Processes of Irish Emigration
7Anonymous Poet, Mid- to Late 1700s53
8Rev. James MacSparran, 175255
9Robert Parke, 172572
10John Rea, 176582
11James Orr, 181186
12John Smilie, 176290
13John O'Raw, 180994
14Thomas Hinds, 1795103
15George Crockett, Jr., 1797-1807107
IIIFarmers and Planters
16John Blake, 1675-1676121
17Samuel McCobb, 1729-1772128
18Robert Witherspoon, 1734-1780135
19James Magraw, 1733143
20Mary Elizabeth McDowell Greenlee, 1737-1754147
21James McCullough, 1748-1758156
22Elizabeth Guthrie Brownlee Guthrie, 1755-1829179
23Daniel Kent, 1786-1794184
24John and Jane Chambers, 1796196
25Joseph and Hannah Wright, 1801-1817200
26Edward and Mary Toner, 1818224
27James and Hannah Crockett, 1822235
IVCraftsmen, Laborers, and Servants
28Benjamin Chandlee, 1705243
29John Kennedy, 1753250
30Philip McRory, Ruth McGree, Edward Curry, Rosanna Stewart, Patrick M'Cullen, Ann Dougherty, Thomas Ralph, and Michael Wade, ca. 1735-1774253
31John Grimes, John Fagan, John Johnson, 1765268
32Francis Burdett Personel, 1773275
33James Patton (I), 1783-1789280
34Thomas McMahon, William Sotherin, and John Justice, 1789-1793287
35James Doyle, 1789292
36Stephen Fotterall, 1791296
37Charles O'Hagan and Mary Dunn, 1796300
38Samuel Brown, 1793-1815303
VMerchants, Shopkeepers, and Peddlers
39Francis Campble, 1737-1742317
40Robert Pillson, 1764323
41John O'Kelly, 1773328
42Thomas Shipboy, Jr., 1774331
43James Patton (2), 1789-1839336
44Margaret Carey Murphy Burke, 1798349
45Mary Cumming, 1814-1815362
VIClergymen and Schoolmasters
46Rev. John Craig, 1734-1769/70381
47Rev. Samuel Blair, 1744400
48Bernard M'Kenna, 1811415
VIIIrish Immigrants in Politics and War
49Rev. James McGregor and John McMurphy, 1720-1730435
50Dr. Charles Carroll, 1748452
51Silvester Ferrell, Charles Lewis Reily, Peter Warren Johnson, and George Croghan, 1745-1764461
52Samuel Bryan, 1752476
53Rev. Thomas Barton, 1758487
54Thomas Burke, ca. 1766-1767499
55Rev. Francis Alison, 1768510
56John Morton, 1769521
57John McDonnell, 1771530
58James Caldwell, 1774536
59Matthew Patten, 1774-1776547
60John Phillips, 1783559
61Job Johnson, 1784567
62David Redick and Aedanus Burke, 1787-1788572
63Daniel McCurtin, 1798585
64Robert McArthur, 1802596
65John Nevin, 1804603
66Thomas Addis Emmet, 1806-1807608
67William Heazelton, Jr., 1814619
Epilogue
68John Caldwell, Jr., 1802631
App. 1Text and Language649
App. 2Irish Migration and Demography, 1659-1831656
App. 3Additional Documents678
Sources687
Index765

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