Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan: Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America…

Paperback | March 15, 2003

EditorKerby A. Miller, Arnold Schrier, Bruce D. Boling

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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 earlyIrish 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 itsIrish 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.

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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 earlyIrish immigrant experiences, ranging from those ...

Kerby A. Miller is Middlebush Professor of History at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Arnold Schrier is the Walter C. Langsam Professor Emeritus of History, University of Cincinnati. Bruce D. Boling is Senior Cataloger, University of New Mexico General Library. David Noel Doyle is Statutory Lecturer in History, University Colleg...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:816 pages, 7.01 × 10 × 1.42 inPublished:March 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"This is the most vivid and moving collection of letters and memoirs concerning any immigrant group to mainland North America during the Colonial and Early National periods. The documents are intelligently organized and brilliantly contextualized. Altogether it is a gloriousachievement."--Nicholas Canny, National University of Ireland, Galway