The Black and Green Atlantic: Cross-Currents of the African and Irish Diasporas

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

EditorPeter O'NeillbyDavid Lloyd

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For centuries, African and Irish people have traversed the Atlantic, as slaves, servants, migrants, exiles, political organizers and cultural workers. Their experiences intersected; their cultures influenced one another. These essays explore the connections that have defined the 'Black and Green Atlantic' in culture, politics, race and labour.

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For centuries, African and Irish people have traversed the Atlantic, as slaves, servants, migrants, exiles, political organizers and cultural workers. Their experiences intersected; their cultures influenced one another. These essays explore the connections that have defined the 'Black and Green Atlantic' in culture, politics, race and...

PETER D. O'NEILL is completing his doctorate in English at the University of Southern California, USA. His dissertation is entitled The Racial State and the Transatlantic Famine Irish. His work has appeared in journals such as Foilsi, The Internationalist Review of Irish Culture, and the Journal of American Studies.DAVID LLOYD is Prof...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 8.86 × 5.65 × 0.86 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230228184

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction--P.O'Neill &--D.Lloyd
PART 1: RACE, THE STATE AND THE GREEN ATLANTIC
Black Irish, Irish Whiteness and Atlantic State Formation--D.Lloyd
Fenian Fever: CircumAtlantic Insurgency and the Modern State--A.Martin
Green Presbyterians, Black Irish and Some Literary Consequences--N.Rodgers
PART 2: PERFORMING RACE
Ventriloquizing Blackness: Eugene ONeill and Irish-American Racial Performance--C.Robinson
White Skin, Green Face: House of Pain and the Modern Minstrel Show--M.Quigley
Samuel Beckett and the Black Atlantic--J.T.Naito
PART 3: RACE AND GENDER
How Irish Maids are Made: Domestic Servants, Atlantic Culture, and Modernist Aesthetics--M.Howes
Laundering Gender: Chinese Men and Irish Women in Late Nineteenth-Century San Francisco--P.O'Neill
Freeing the Colonized Tongue: Representations of Linguistic Colonization in Marlene Norbese Philips and Eavan Bolands Poetry--S.Lettman
PART 4: ATLANTIC CROSSINGS
Transatlantic Fugue: Self and Solidarity in the Black and Green Atlantics--M.Malouf
Beyond the Pale: Green and Black and Cork--L.Jenkins
To redeem our colonial character: Slavery and Civilization in R. R. Maddens A Twelvemonths Residence in the West Indies--F.Sweeney
PART 5: CROSSCURRENTS
Martyrs for Contending Causes: David Walker, John Mitchel and the Limits of Liberation--T.Hale
Declaring Differently: The Transatlantic Black Political Imagination and Mid-Twentieth Century Internationalisms--A.Gulick
Embodied Perception and Utopian Movements: Connections Across the Atlantic--D.O'Hearn
Works Cited
Index