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…  See more details below

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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

1Introduction : interpreting Irish America1
2Modern Ireland : an introductory survey63
3Scots Irish or Scotch-Irish151
4The Irish in North America, 1776-1845171
5The remaking of Irish-America, 1845-1880213
6Ulster Presbyterians and the "two traditions" in Ireland and America255
7Religious rivalry and the making of Irish-American identity271
8Address to the Ulster-Irish Society of New York, 1939286
9American-Irish nationalism289
10Refractive history : memory and the founders of the emigrant savings bank302
11Ubiquitous Bridget : Irish immigrant women in domestic service in America, 1840-1930332
12Labor and labor organizations354
13Race, violence, and anti-Irish sentiment in the nineteenth century364
14Irish-American popular music381
15The Irish and vaudeville406
16Irish traditional music in the United States411
17Before Riverdance : a brief history of Irish step dancing in America417
18Irish-American festivals426
19Irish Americans in sports : the nineteenth century443
20Irish Americans in sports : the twentieth century457
21The Irish (1963, 1970)475
22Once we were kings (1999)526
23Democracy in action (1988)535
24Irish America, 1940-2000548
25Twentieth-century American Catholicism and Irish Americans574
26The fireman on the stairs : communal loyalties in the making of Irish America609
27The tradition of Irish-American writers : the twentieth century649
28Looking for Jimmy (1999)663
29The future of Irish America (2000)680
AppThe Irish in the U.S. census : an explanatory note687

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