Remembering Ahanagran / Edition 1

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Overview

Sara Walsh was born in 1919 in the west of Ireland, in a land of storytellers. In prose that is neither history nor memoir but something larger and brighter than both, Remembering Ahanagran captures her memories of her early years in Ireland, her migration to the United States, and her marriage to Harry White, the Harvard-educated son of Russian Jewish emigrants. Her son, eminent historian Richard White, in collaboration with Sara, forces history as it is traditionally written into conversation with personal recollections.

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4 Black-and-White Photographs/2 Maps

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Editorial Reviews

Geoffrey C. Ward
Richard White . . . has here turned his lucent style and empathic intelligence to sifting fact from fiction, history from memory . . . an opportunity for every reader to reflect upon what it means to be a citizen of an ever-changing nation of immigrants.
The Washington Post Book World
William Cronon
Subtly weaving memory and history to suggest how the two reinforce but also challenge each other, Remembering Ahanagran is a powerful meditation on the immigrant experience in America. It is an absolutelywonderful book.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295983554
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 788,369
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard White is Margaret Byrne Professor of American History at Stanford University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: The Competing Truths of History and Memory--William CrononAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart IPart IIPart IIIPart IVEpilogue

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