New Directions Irish-Amer History

Paperback | May 27, 2003

byKevin Kenny

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The writing of Irish American history has been transformed since the 1960s. This volume demonstrates how scholars from many disciplines are addressing not only issues of emigration, politics, and social class but also race, labor, gender, representation, historical memory, and return (both literal and symbolic) to Ireland. This recent scholarship embraces Protestants as well as Catholics, incorporates analysis from geography, sociology, and literary criticism, and proposes a genuinely transnational framework giving attention to both sides of the Atlantic. This book combines two special issues of the journal Éire-Ireland with additional new material.

The contributors include Tyler Anbinder, Thomas J. Archdeacon, Bruce D. Boling, Maurice J. Bric, Mary P. Corcoran, Mary E. Daly, Catherine M. Eagan, Ruth-Ann M. Harris, Diane M. Hotten-Somers, William Jenkins, Patricia Kelleher, Líam Kennedy, Kerby A. Miller, Harvey O’Brien, Matthew J. O’Brien, Timothy M. O’Neil, and Fionnghuala Sweeney.

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The writing of Irish American history has been transformed since the 1960s. This volume demonstrates how scholars from many disciplines are addressing not only issues of emigration, politics, and social class but also race, labor, gender, representation, historical memory, and return (both literal and symbolic) to Ireland. This recent ...

Kevin Kenny is associate professor in the Department of History and in Irish Studies at Boston College. He is author of The American Irish: A History and Making Sense of the Molly Maguires.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:May 27, 2003Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299187144

ISBN - 13:9780299187149

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