New Directions in Irish-American History / Edition 1

New Directions in Irish-American History / Edition 1

by Kevin Kenny
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299187144

ISBN-13: 9780299187149

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

The writing of Irish American history has been transformed since the 1960s. This volume demonstrates how scholars from many disciplines are addressing not only issues of emigration, politics, and social class but also race, labor, gender, representation, historical memory, and return (both literal and symbolic) to Ireland. This recent scholarship embraces

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The writing of Irish American history has been transformed since the 1960s. This volume demonstrates how scholars from many disciplines are addressing not only issues of emigration, politics, and social class but also race, labor, gender, representation, historical memory, and return (both literal and symbolic) to Ireland. This recent scholarship embraces Protestants as well as Catholics, incorporates analysis from geography, sociology, and literary criticism, and proposes a genuinely transnational framework giving attention to both sides of the Atlantic. This book combines two special issues of the journal Éire-Ireland with additional new material.

The contributors include Tyler Anbinder, Thomas J. Archdeacon, Bruce D. Boling, Maurice J. Bric, Mary P. Corcoran, Mary E. Daly, Catherine M. Eagan, Ruth-Ann M. Harris, Diane M. Hotten-Somers, William Jenkins, Patricia Kelleher, Líam Kennedy, Kerby A. Miller, Harvey O’Brien, Matthew J. O’Brien, Timothy M. O’Neil, and Fionnghuala Sweeney.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299187149
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction: New Directions in Irish-American History1
Part 1.Patterns of Migration11
Editor's Introduction13
Patterns of Irish Emigration to America, 1783-180017
The Famine's Scars: William Murphy's Ulster and American Odyssey36
Miners in Migration: The Case of Nineteenth-Century Irish and Irish-American Copper Miners61
Transatlantic Connections and the Sharp Edge of the Great Depression78
Part 2.Politics and Race99
Editor's Introduction101
"We Will Dirk Every Mother's Son of You": Five Points and the Irish Conquest of New York Politics105
"The Republic of Letters": Frederick Douglass, Ireland, and the Irish Narratives123
"White," If "Not Quite": Irish Whiteness in the Nineteenth-Century Irish-American Novel140
Part 3.The World of Work157
Editor's Introduction159
"In the Shadow of a Grain Elevator": A Portrait of an Irish Neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries162
Young Irish Workers: Class Implications of Men's and Women's Experiences in Gilded Age Chicago185
"Come You All Courageously": Irish Women in America Write Home209
Relinquishing and Reclaiming Independence: Irish Domestic Servants, American Middle-Class Mistresses, and Assimilation, 1850-1920227
Part 4.Representation, Memory, and Return243
Editor's Introduction245
Culture, Commodity, and Cead Mile Failte: U.S. and Irish Tourist Films as a Vision of Ireland248
Nationalism, Sentiment, and Economics: Relations between Ireland and Irish America in the Postwar Years263
The Irish Famine in American School Curricula280
The Process of Migration and the Reinvention of Self: The Experiences of Returning Irish Emigrants302
Contributors319
Index325

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