Remembering Ahanagran: A History of Stories by Richard WhiteRemembering Ahanagran: A History of Stories by Richard White

Remembering Ahanagran: A History of Stories

byRichard WhiteForeword byWilliam Cronon

Paperback | December 1, 2003

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Sara Walsh was born in 1919 in the west of Ireland, in a land of storytellers. In prose that is neither history nor memoir but something larger and brighter than both, Remembering Ahanagran captures her memories of her early years in Ireland, her migration to the United States, and her marriage to Harry White, the Harvard-educated son of Russian Jewish emigrants. Her son, eminent historian Richard White, in collaboration with Sara, forces history as it is traditionally written into conversation with personal recollections.

Richard White is Margaret Byrne Professor of American History at Stanford University.
Title:Remembering Ahanagran: A History of StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6.05 × 0.8 inPublished:December 1, 2003Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295983558

ISBN - 13:9780295983554


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Between history and memory. Richard White, by tracing family history, explores the complex relationship between history and memory. In the end, White proves the validity of memory and the way in which scholars should explore this phenomenon.
Date published: 2017-05-17

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Competing Truths of History and Memory--William CrononAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart IPart IIPart IIIPart IVEpilogue

Editorial Reviews

With equal and equally tender respect for document, memory, and lore, Richard White recreates and joins his Irish and his Jewish ancestry. An extraordinary book.

- Lore Segal