Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America by Kerby A. Miller

Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America

byKerby A. Miller

Paperback | June 1, 1993

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Rich in human detail, penetrating in analysis, this book is social history on an epic scale. The first "transatlantic" history of the Irish, Emigrants and Exiles offers the fullest account yet of the diverse waves of Irish emigration to North America. Drawing on enormous original research, Miller focuses on the thought and behavior of the "ordinary" Irish emigrants, as revealed in their personal letters, diaries, journals, and memoirs as well as in their songs, poems and folklore. Miller shows that the exile mentality was deeply rooted inIrish history, culture and personality, and it profoundly affected both the traumatic course of modern Irish history and the Irish experience in America.

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Kerby A. Miller is Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

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Title:Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 6.06 × 9.02 × 1.1 inPublished:June 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195051874

ISBN - 13:9780195051872

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The most important book on Irish emigration to appear in a generation...destined to be the monument by which all others are measured..... It has the sinew of scholarship, the strength of extended argument and the intimacy of a correspondence with long lost relatives.

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"A remarkable achievement...a very readable book. Miller never forgets that history is about people...a valuable contribution to scholarship...a mine of fascinating information."--The Los Angeles Times Book Review