Making the Irish American: History and Heritage of the Irish in the United States / Edition 1

Making the Irish American: History and Heritage of the Irish in the United States / Edition 1

by J.J. Lee, Marion Casey, Manfred Steger
     
 

ISBN-10: 081475208X

ISBN-13: 9780814752081

Pub. Date: 02/01/2006

Publisher: New York University Press

In Making the Irish American, J.J. Lee and Marion R. Casey offer a feast of twenty-nine perspectives on the vital and endlessly fascinating story of the Irish in America. Combining original research with reprints of classic works, these essays and articles extend far beyond a survey to offer a truly rich understanding of the Irish immigrant impact on America, and

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In Making the Irish American, J.J. Lee and Marion R. Casey offer a feast of twenty-nine perspectives on the vital and endlessly fascinating story of the Irish in America. Combining original research with reprints of classic works, these essays and articles extend far beyond a survey to offer a truly rich understanding of the Irish immigrant impact on America, and America's impact on the Irish immigrant. Classic reprints include Daniel Patrick Moynihan's study of the Irish in New York, Pete Hamill's memoir of President Kennedy-recollecting the responses around him in Belfast at the time of the assassination-Calvin Trillin's New Yorker account of the intense personality politics behind the New York's St. Patrick's Day parade during the 1980s, and Peter Quinn's meditations on the essence of Irish America, past, present, and future. They all offer sparkling insights into the evolving tension between becoming American and becoming Irish American.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814752081
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Series:
Ireland House Ser.
Pages:
733
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     xiii
Preface     xv
Acknowledgments     xvii
Introduction: Interpreting Irish America   J.J. Lee     1
The Irish Background
Modern Ireland: An Introductory Survey   Eileen Reilly     63
Foundations
Scots Irish or Scotch-Irish   David Noel Doyle     151
The Irish in North America, 1776-1845   David Noel Doyle     171
The Remaking of Irish-America, 1845-1880   David Noel Doyle     213
Conflicts of Identity
Ulster Presbyterians and the "Two Traditions" in Ireland and America   Kerby A. Miller     255
Religious Rivalry and the Making of Irish-American Identity   Irene Whelan     271
Address to the Ulster-Irish Society of New York, 1939   Henry Noble MacCracken     286
American-Irish Nationalism   Kevin Kenny     289
Refractive History: Memory and the Founders of the Emigrant Savings Bank   Marion R. Casey     303
Ubiquitous Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in America, 1840-1930   Margaret Lynch-Brennan     332
Labor and Labor Organizations   Kevin Kenny     354
Race, Violence, and Anti-Irish Sentiment in the Nineteenth Century   KevinKenny     364
Popular Expressions of Identity
Irish-American Popular Music   Mick Moloney     381
The Irish and Vaudeville   Robert W. Snyder     406
Irish Traditional Music in the United States   Rebecca S. Miller     411
Before Riverdance: A Brief History of Irish Step Dancing in America   Marion R. Casey     417
Irish-American Festivals   Mick Moloney     426
Irish Americans in Sports: The Nineteenth Century   Ralph Wilcox     443
Irish Americans in Sports: The Twentieth Century   Larry McCarthy     457
Reflections
The Irish (1963, 1970)   Daniel Patrick Moynihan     475
Once We Were Kings (1999)   Pete Hamill     526
Democracy in Action (1988)   Calvin Trillin     535
Irish America, 1940-2000   Linda Dowling Almeida     548
Twentieth-Century American Catholicism and Irish Americans   Thomas J. Shelley     574
The Fireman on the Stairs: Communal Loyalties in the Making of Irish America   Timothy J. Meagher     609
The Tradition of Irish-American Writers: The Twentieth Century   Daniel J. Casey   Robert E. Rhodes     649
Looking for Jimmy (1999)    Peter Quinn     663
The Future of Irish America (2000)   Peter Quinn     680
The Irish in the U.S. Census: An Explanatory Note     687
Contributors     693
Permissions     697
Index     699

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