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The American Irish A History,9780582278172

The American Irish A History

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 6/27/2000
Publisher(s): Routledge
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Summary

THE AMERICAN IRISH: A HISTORY The story of the Irish in North America reverberates through the modern period. As many as seven million Irish men, women and children have crossed the Atlantic for North America since 1700. Almost five million of them went to the US between 1820 and 1920 alone. This vast movement of people was of great historical significance on both sides of the Atlantic: it played a fundamental role in the shaping of modern Ireland, and it determined in mnay respects the economic, political and cultural development of the United States, where 45 million people today claim some degree of Irish ancestry. The American Irish: A History offers an extended analysis of the conditions in Ireland that led to mass migration and examines the Irish immigrant experience in the United States in terms of patterns of settlement, labour, race, gender, politics and nationalism. The first concise, general history of the subject in a generation, it covers the entire period from 1700-2,000 and it is augmented by full illustration and textual aids.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgements xv
Maps
xvii
Introduction 1(6)
The Eighteenth Century
7(38)
Ulster
8(6)
Emigration
14(9)
Arrival and settlement
23(11)
Religion and politics
34(8)
The Scotch-Irish in 1790 and after
42(3)
Before the Famine
45(44)
Economy and society in rural Ireland
45(9)
Emigration, arrival and settlement
54(7)
Labour and race
61(10)
Religion
71(9)
Nativism and abolitionism
80(9)
The Famine Generation
89(42)
An gorta mor
90(7)
Exodus
97(7)
Arrival, settlement and labour
104(8)
Religion, nativism and politics
112(9)
Being Irish in America
121(10)
After the Famine
131(50)
Economy and society in rural Ireland
131(10)
Arrival and settlement
141(8)
Labour and gender
149(9)
Nativism and politics
158(5)
Religion
163(8)
Nationalism
171(10)
Irish America, 1900--1940
181(40)
The Irish in Ireland and the United States
181(4)
Labour
185(7)
Nationalism
192(7)
Alcohol and culture
199(5)
Religion
204(5)
Politics
209(12)
Irish America Since the Second World War
221(38)
Prosperity
221(4)
The Irish-American community
225(8)
Religion
233(5)
Municipal politics
238(4)
National politics
242(4)
Nationalism, I
246(8)
Nationalism, II
254(5)
Conclusion 259(6)
Bibliography 265(20)
Notes 285(32)
Index 317

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