Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan: Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1675-1815 / Edition 1 by Kerby A. Miller | 9780195154894 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195154894

ISBN-13: 9780195154894

Pub. Date: 03/27/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The histories of the United States and of Ireland are inextricably intertwined. Just as the Great Migration had a formative influence on the young American republic, so too have the experiences of the Irish in America resonated back across the Atlantic, profoundly affecting ethnic and political identities in Ireland and Britain. Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan

Overview

The histories of the United States and of Ireland are inextricably intertwined. Just as the Great Migration had a formative influence on the young American republic, so too have the experiences of the Irish in America resonated back across the Atlantic, profoundly affecting ethnic and political identities in Ireland and Britain. Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan re-creates, in their own words, the experiences of scores of the first Irish-Americans, revealing why immigrants left Ireland, how they adapted to their new homeland, what challenges they faced, and how they ultimately persevered in a difficult, often hostile environment. From hard-bitten frontier women to homesick merchant's wives, revolutionary soldiers to radical idealists, statesmen and politicians, loyalists and conservatives, the upwardly mobile and the spectacularly wealthy, criminals, indentured servants, debtors, farmers -- the volume distills a vast trove of letters, diaries, and memoirs, offering up a definitive first-hand portrait of the Irish diaspora. A truly monumental work, compiled and edited by four of the world's foremost experts on Irish immigration to America, Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan draws on a collective century of research and experience to provide an unprecedented historical panorama of early American history.

Product Details

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 McGee, 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 (1), 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
Appendices
1Text and Language649
2Irish Migration and Demography, 1659-1831656
3Additional Documents678
Sources687
Index765

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