How The Irish Became White

Author by : Noel Ignatiev
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : '...from time to time a study comes along that truly can be called ‘path breaking,’ ‘seminal,’ ‘essential,’ a ‘must read.’ How the Irish Became White is such a study.' John Bracey, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachussetts, Amherst The Irish came to America in the eighteenth century, fleeing a homeland under foreign occupation and a caste system that regarded them as the lowest form of humanity. In the new country – a land of opportunity – they found a very different form of social hierarchy, one that was based on the color of a person’s skin. Noel Ignatiev’s 1995 book – the first published work of one of America’s leading and most controversial historians – tells the story of how the oppressed became the oppressors; how the new Irish immigrants achieved acceptance among an initially hostile population only by proving that they could be more brutal in their oppression of African Americans than the nativists. This is the story of How the Irish Became White.


How The Irish Became Americans

Author by : Joseph P. O'Grady
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Publisher by : New York : Twayne Publishers
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The Irish Americans

Author by : Jay P. Dolan
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Description : Jay Dolan of Notre Dame University is one of America's most acclaimed scholars of immigration and ethnic history. In THE IRISH AMERICANS, he caps his decades of writing and teaching with this magisterial history of the Irish experience in the United States. Although more than 30 million Americans claim Irish ancestry, no other general account of Irish American history has been published since the 1960s. Dolan draws on his own original research and much other recent scholarship to weave an insightful, colorful narrative. He follows the Irish from their first arrival in the American colonies through the bleak days of the potato famine that brought millions of starving immigrants; the trials of ethnic prejudice and "No Irish Need Apply;" the rise of Irish political power and the heyday of Tammany politics; to the election of John F. Kennedy as president, a moment of triumph when an Irish American ascended to the highest office in the land. Dolan evokes the ghastly ships crowded with men and women fleeing the potato blight; the vibrant life of Catholic parishes in cities like New York and Chicago; the world of machine politics, where ward bosses often held court in the local saloon. Rich in colorful detail, balanced in judgment, and the most comprehensive work of its kind yet published, THE AMERICAN IRISH is a lasting achievement by a master historian that will become a must-have volume for any American with an interest in the Irish-American heritage.


How The Irish Became Americans

Author by : Joseph P. O'Grady
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The New Irish Americans

Author by : Ray O'Hanlon
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Publisher by : Roberts Rinehart Publishers
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Description : Beginning in the early 1980s, tens of thousands of Irish nationals began settling in the U.S. Mostly young and mostly illegal, these new Irish soon began agitating for legal resident status--and making their mark on older Irish communities. Writing with wit and an eye for detail, O'Hanlon captures the travails and triumphs of these "new Irish" for the first time. 16 photos.


The Columbia Guide To Irish American History

Author by : Timothy J. Meagher
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Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : Once seen as threats to mainstream society, Irish Americans have become an integral part of the American story. More than 40 million Americans claim Irish descent, and the culture and traditions of Ireland and Irish Americans have left an indelible mark on U.S. society. Timothy J. Meagher fuses an overview of Irish American history with an analysis of historians' debates, an annotated bibliography, a chronology of critical events, and a glossary discussing crucial individuals, organizations, and dates. He addresses a range of key issues in Irish American history from the first Irish settlements in the seventeenth century through the famine years in the nineteenth century to the volatility of 1960s America and beyond. The result is a definitive guide to understanding the complexities and paradoxes that have defined the Irish American experience. Throughout the work, Meagher invokes comparisons to Irish experiences in Canada, Britain, and Australia to challenge common perceptions of Irish American history. He examines the shifting patterns of Irish migration, discusses the role of the Catholic church in the Irish immigrant experience, and considers the Irish American influence in U.S. politics and modern urban popular culture. Meagher pays special attention to Irish American families and the roles of men and women, the emergence of the Irish as a "governing class" in American politics, the paradox of their combination of fervent American patriotism and passionate Irish nationalism, and their complex and sometimes tragic relations with African and Asian Americans.


Making The Irish American

Author by : Marion Casey
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Publisher by : NYU Press
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Description : "Most will find this book alone as satisfying as a plate of praties or an endearing tin-whistle tune." --Foreword Magazine"This lavish compendium looks at the Irish and America from a variety of perspectives." --USA Today"For anyone with the slightest interest in the history of Irish immigrants in America, Lee and Casey's book is a wonderful foundation on which to build a knowledge base."--Northeast Book Reviews"From the double-meaning of its title to its roster of impressive contributors, Making the Irish American is destined for the bookshelves of all readers who aim to keep up on Irish-American history." --Irish America"For the astute editorial selection of the number of general and somewhat specialized articles, expertise of the authors, and documentation in articles and appendices plus notes and biographies, Making the Irish American is a major text tying together this field of ethnic studies with American history and social history."--Midwest Book ReviewIrish America- a land of pubs, politics, music, stories and St. Patricks Day. But of course, it's also so much more....Making the Irish American is one of the most comprehensive books of its kind."--NYU Today"In Making the Irish American, editors J.J. Lee and Marion R. Casey have compiled an illustrated 700-page volume that traces the history of the Irish in the United States and shows the impact America has had on its Irish immigrants and vice versa. The book's 29 articles deal with various aspects of Irish-American life, including labor and unions, discrimination, politics, sports, entertainment and nationalism, as well as the future of Irish America. Among the contributors are Calvin Trillin, Pete Hamill, Daniel Patrick Moynihanand the editors." --Associated Press"This massive volume, copublish


The Irish Americans

Author by : J. F. Watts
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Publisher by : Chelsea House Pub
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Description : Discusses the history, culture and religion of the Irish, factors encouraging their emigration, and their acceptance as an ethnic group in North America


The American Irish

Author by : Kevin Kenny
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The American Irish: A History, is the first concise, general history of its subject in a generation. It provides a long-overdue synthesis of Irish-American history from the beginnings of emigration in the early eighteenth century to the present day. While most previous accounts of the subject have concentrated on the nineteenth century, and especially the period from the famine (1840s) to Irish independence (1920s), The American Irish: A History incorporates the Ulster Protestant emigration of the eighteenth century and is the first book to include extensive coverage of the twentieth century. Drawing on the most innovative scholarship from both sides of the Atlantic in the last generation, the book 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 arrival and settlement, social mobility and assimilation, labor, race, gender, politics, and nationalism. It is ideal for courses on Irish history, Irish-American history, and the history of American immigration more generally.


The Book Of Irish Americans

Author by : William D. Griffin
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Publisher by : Three Rivers Press
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Description : A handy guide to Irish-American individuals of note includes the contributions of John F. Kennedy, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Georgia O'Keeffe, Henry Ford, Irish laborers who built the country's railways, and hundreds of other Irish-Americans


The Irish American Experience In New Jersey And Metropolitan New York

Author by : Marta Deyrup
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Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Description : Focusing on the local New Jersey/New York Irish-American experience, this interdisciplinary book is a case study in what Irish-Americans have contributed to public and cultural life in the United States: how they have retained elements of Irish culture and invented elements of their own ethnic American culture.


Irish In Michigan

Author by : Seamus P. Metress
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Publisher by : MSU Press
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Description : Irish immigration to the United States can be divided into five general periods, from 1640 to the present: the colonial, prestarvation, great starvation, post-starvation, and post- independence periods. Immigration to the Great Lakes region and, more specifically, to Michigan was differentially influenced during each of these times. The oppressive historical roots of the Irish in both Ireland and nineteenth century America are important to understand in gaining an appreciation for their concern with socioeconomic status. The Irish first entered the Great Lakes by way of the Ohio River and Appalachian passes, spreading north along the expanding frontier. After the War of 1812, the Irish were heavily represented in frontier military garrisons. Many Irish moved into the Detroit metropolitan area as well as to farming areas throughout Michigan. In the 1840s, a number of Irish began fishing in the waters off Beaver Island, Mackinac Island, Bay City, Saginaw, and Alpena. From 1853 to 1854, Irish emigrants from the Great Starvation dug the Ste. Marie Canal while others dug canals in Grand Rapids and Saginaw. Irish nationalism in both Michigan and the United States has been closely linked with the labor movement in which Irish Americans were among the earliest organizers and leaders. Irish American nationalism forced the Irish regardless of their local Irish origins to assume a larger Irish identity. Irish Americans have a long history of involvement in the struggle for Irish Freedom dating from the 1840s. As Patrick Ford, editor of Irish World has said, America led the Irish from the "littleness of countyism into a broad feeling of nationalism."


Irish Migration To North America From The 1810s Until The 1850s

Author by : Thomas Eschner
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Publisher by : GRIN Verlag
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Description : Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,0, Dresden Technical University (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Multicultural America, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The paper deals with the immigration of primarily Catholic Irish to America between the late 1810s and the late 1850s. The circumstances and reasons that stimulated emigration from Ireland are to be considered in this paper as well as the development of an Irish-American culture in the roughly fifty years comprising this period. Furthermore, the interaction between Irish immigrants and native-stock Americans is outlined in order to delineate the conditions Irish found in America. The period considered in this paper can approximately be divided into two stages: the era of pre-Famine migration and the decade of the Great Famine in Ireland between 1845 and 1855. The regional focus lies primarily on the cities in the industrial areas in the northeast of America where most of the immigrants arrived. In cities like New York or Boston the impact of Irish immigration to the New World can easily be seen; the steady influx of Irish newcomers made the effects of massive immigration on the society visible.


Irish Americans

Author by : Marjorie R. Fallows
Languange : en
Publisher by : Prentice Hall
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Irish Americans

Author by : Michael V. Uschan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
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Description : Describes why many Irish immigrated to the United States and how they overcame prejudice to succeed in all avenues of society.


American Catholics In The Protestant Imagination

Author by : Michael P. Carroll
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Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : Michael P. Carroll argues that the academic study of religion in the United States continues to be shaped by a "Protestant imagination" that has warped our perception of the American religious experience and its written history and analysis. In this provocative study, Carroll explores a number of historiographical puzzles that emerge from the American Catholic story as it has been understood through the Protestant tradition. Reexamining the experience of Catholicism among Irish immigrants, Italian Americans, Acadians and Cajuns, and Hispanics, Carroll debunks the myths that have informed much of this history. Shedding new light on lived religion in America, Carroll moves an entire academic field in new, exciting directions and challenges his fellow scholars to open their minds and eyes to develop fresh interpretations of American religious history.


The Irish American Experience

Author by : Seamus Cavan
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Traces the history of Irish immigration to the United States, discussing why the Irish emigrated, their problems in a new land, and their contributions to American culture.


1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Irish American History

Author by : Edward T. O'Donnell
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Publisher by : Broadway
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Description : A comprehensive tour of Ireland and Irish Americans captures the culture, diversity, trials, and tribulations of the country and its people.


Irish Americans

Author by : Nichol Bryan
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Publisher by : ABDO Publishing Company
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Description : Provides information on the history of Ireland and on the customs, language, religion, and experiences of Irish Americans.


Transplanted Shamrocks Recollections Of Central Ohio S Irish Americans

Author by : Anonim
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Description : When an immigrant leaves his home and his family and friends gather to say goodbye and when he passed from the sight of those left behind his new life begins and his life in the homeland ends. Our goal in this book is to document the stories that occurred on their long journey to America as well as those from life in the homeland. Many of the stories will provide a glimpse into the Irish-American involvement in family life, organized labor, local politics, and religious practices, as the immigrants became Americans. In many Irish folktales there is often reference made to a magic circle in which one finds safety inside that circle. In this book, Transplanted Shamrocks we have tried to create our own Magic Circle of love, laughter, sadness, strength and memories shared by the Irish-American friends and families, as they became part of the American Midwest. Stories of everyday Irish-Americans have not been told and they deserve a wider audience. This anthology of family stories of the Central Ohio Irish-Americans is a collection of stories that is essentially those of the Irish Immigrant in the Midwest, all Americans whose lives are burnished with their Irish lineage.


The Irish Americans

Author by : Karen Price Hossell
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Reviews the reasons why millions of Irish have immigrated to America, what their passage was like, the kind of jobs most found, communities they formed, and the discrimination they faced.


The Encyclopedia Of The Irish In America

Author by : Michael Glazier
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Publisher by : Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press
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Description : A detailed reference work chronicling the effects of Irish immigration on the American story begins with the mass emigration of the 1840s and traces the many contributions made by Irish-Americans over the next century and a half.


Irish Immigrants In The Land Of Canaan

Author by : Kerby A. Miller
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan is a monumental and pathbreaking study of early Irish Protestant and Catholic migration to America. Through exhaustive research and sensitive analyses of the letters, memoirs, and other writings, the authors describe the variety and vitality of early Irish immigrant experiences, ranging from those of frontier farmers and seaport workers to revolutionaries and loyalists. Largely through the migrants own words, it brings to life the networks, work, and experiences of these immigrants who shaped the formative stages of American society and its Irish communities. The authors explore why Irishmen and women left home and how they adapted to colonial and revolutionary America, in the process creating modern Irish and Irish-American identities on the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan was the winner of the James S. Donnelly, Sr., Prize for Books on History and Social Sciences, American Council on Irish Studies.


Fighting Irish In The American Civil War And The Invasion Of Mexico

Author by : Arthur Mitchell
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : "As mid-19th century America erupted in violence with the invasion of Mexico and the outbreak of the Civil War, Irish immigrants joined in large numbers on both sides. History has honored the valor of many. This collection of essays examines the involvement of Irish men and women in American military life from 1840 to 1865"--


The Irish Americans

Author by : William D. Griffin
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Publisher by : Hugh Lauter Levin Assc
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Description : Explores the history of the seven million Irish who immigrated to the United States and made the transition from "wretched refuse" to success in business, culture, and politics


Real Lace Revisited

Author by : James P. MacGuire
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Here is a revisitation--part tribute, part update--of Stephen Birmingham's much-loved Real Lace. James P. MacGuire, a member of one of Birmingham's Irish Families, creates his own entertaining portrait of life among the Irish Rich, further detailing and filling out this engrossing portion of America's social history. Real Lace Revisited chronicles the religious, financial and social evolution of the First Irish Families’ world, its rise, peak, decline, fall, and, in some cases, transformative rebirth. Rather than a memoir, however, the book reads as an informed historical, non-fiction account of the upper-class Irish world as it grew and changed. Real Lace Revisited is always accessible and highly readable, enlivened by MacGuire’s gift for storytelling, encyclopedic knowledge, and often humorous insight into the families concerned.


Irish Americans

Author by : Janet Riehecky
Languange : en
Publisher by : Benchmark Books
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Description : Looks at Ireland and the reasons why people left to come to the United States; explores life in America, the importance of family and religion, and types of music, celebrations, art, food, and customs; and examines contributions made by Irish Americans