Ireland and Irish America

Ireland and Irish America

Ireland and Irish America is concerned with Catholics and Protestants, rural and urban dwellers, men and women on both sides of that vast ocean.

Author: Kerby A. Miller

Publisher: Field Day Publications

ISBN: 9780946755394

Category: Ireland

Page: 411

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Between 1600 and 1929, perhaps seven million men and women left Ireland and crossed the Atlantic. Ireland and Irish America is concerned with Catholics and Protestants, rural and urban dwellers, men and women on both sides of that vast ocean. Drawing on over thirty years of research, in sources as disparate as emigrants' letters and demographic data, it recovers the experiences and opinions of emigrants as varied as the Rev. James McGregor, who in 1718 led the first major settlement of Presbyterians from Ulster to the New World, Mary Rush, a desperate refugee from the Great Famine in County Sligo, and Tom Brick, an Irish-speaking Kerryman on the American prairie in the early 1900s. Above all, Ireland and Irish America offers a trenchant analysis of mass migration's causes, its consequences, and its popular and political interpretations. In the process, it challenges the conventional 'two traditions' (Protestant versus Catholic) paradigm of Irish and Irish diasporan history, and it illuminates the hegemonic forces and relationships that governed the Irish and Irish-American worlds created and linked by transatlantic capitalism.
Categories: Ireland

Ireland and Irish Emigration to the New World from 1815 to the Famine

Ireland and Irish Emigration to the New World from 1815 to the Famine

This book provides a detailed account of the economic, social, and political factors underlying the early migrations; an examination of the emigrant trade and its links with American shipping interests; and a history of government policy ...

Author: William Forbes Adams

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806308680

Category: Reference

Page: 444

View: 303

Mass immigration to the United States was nowhere more apparent than in the immigration of the Irish between 1815 and the failure of the potato crop in 1845/1846, during which time a million Irish men and women emigrated here. This book provides a detailed account of the economic, social, and political factors underlying the early migrations; an examination of the emigrant trade and its links with American shipping interests; and a history of government policy regarding assisted and unassisted emigration.
Categories: Reference

An Irish Empire

An Irish Empire

Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: Keith Jeffery

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719038731

Category: Great Britain

Page: 224

View: 875

Eight essays examine the experience and role of the Irish in the British empire during the 19th and 20th centuries, based on the understanding that, Ireland being less integrated, it differed from that of the other Celtic nations submerged in the United Kingdom. They discuss film, sport, India, the Irish military tradition, Irish unionists, Empire Day in Ireland from 1896 to 1962, Northern Irish businessmen, and Ulster resistance and loyalist rebellion. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Great Britain

Emigrants and Exiles

Emigrants and Exiles

Explains the reasons for the large Irish emigration, and examines the problems they faced adjusting to new lives in the United States The most important book on Irish emigration to appear in a generation...destined to be the monument by ...

Author: Kerby A. Miller

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0195051874

Category: History

Page: 684

View: 469

Explains the reasons for the large Irish emigration, and examines the problems they faced adjusting to new lives in the United States
Categories: History

The Irish Reports

The Irish Reports

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060738759

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

View: 760

Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

Ireland

Ireland

Author: Irish unionist alliance

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590527148

Category:

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The Irish Story Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland

The Irish Story   Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland

Roy Foster is one of the leaders of the iconoclastic generation of Irish historians. In this opinionated, entertaining book he examines how the Irish have written, understood, used, and misused their history over the past century.

Author: Oxford R. F. Foster Professor of Irish History and a Fellow Hertford College

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198036074

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 187

Roy Foster is one of the leaders of the iconoclastic generation of Irish historians. In this opinionated, entertaining book he examines how the Irish have written, understood, used, and misused their history over the past century. Foster argues that, over the centuries, Irish experience itself has been turned into story. He examines how and why the key moments of Ireland's past--the 1798 Rising, the Famine, the Celtic Revival, Easter 1916, the Troubles--have been worked into narratives, drawing on Ireland's powerful oral culture, on elements of myth, folklore, ghost stories and romance. The result of this constant reinterpretation is a shifting "Story of Ireland," complete with plot, drama, suspense, and revelation. Varied, surprising, and funny, the interlinked essays in The Irish Story examine the stories that people tell each other in Ireland and why. Foster provides an unsparing view of the way Irish history is manipulated for political ends and that Irish poverty and oppression is sentimentalized and packaged. He offers incisive readings of writers from Standish O'Grady to Trollope and Bowen; dissects the Irish government's commemoration of the 1798 uprising; and bitingly critiques the memoirs of Gerry Adams and Frank McCourt. Fittingly, as the acclaimed biographer of Yeats, Foster explores the poet's complex understanding of the Irish story--"the mystery play of devils and angels which we call our national history"--and warns of the dangers of turning Ireland into a historical theme park. The Irish Story will be hailed by some, attacked by others, but for all who care about Irish history and literature, it will be essential reading.
Categories: History

In Search of Ancient Ireland

In Search of Ancient Ireland

This exciting, fascinating history of Ireland cobles together the legends and archaeological evidence to trace the festivals, historic places, major players, and key events that helped shape the Irish identity from 9000 B.C. to 1167 A.D. ...

Author: Carmel McCaffrey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781566635257

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 995

This exciting, fascinating history of Ireland cobles together the legends and archaeological evidence to trace the festivals, historic places, major players, and key events that helped shape the Irish identity from 9000 B.C. to 1167 A.D. Reprint.
Categories: History

Defending Ireland

Defending Ireland

In conclusion, the book analyses significant post-Second World War developments, including anti-communist co-operation with Western powers, the emergence of UN service as a key element of Irish foreign and defence policy, the state's ...

Author: Eunan O'Halpin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191542237

Category: History

Page: 398

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This fascinating and original book is the first to analyse the evolution of internal security policy and external defence policy in Ireland from independence to the present day. Professor O'Halpin examines the very limited concept of external defence understood by the first generation of Irish leaders, going on to chart the state's repeated struggles with the IRA and with other perceived internal and external threats to stability. He explores the state's defence and security relations with Britain and the United States and, drawing extensively on newly released records, he deals authoritatively with problems of subversion, espionage, counterintelligence and codebreaking during the Second World War. In conclusion, the book analyses significant post-Second World War developments, including anti-communist co-operation with Western powers, the emergence of UN service as a key element of Irish foreign and defence policy, the state's response to the Northern Ireland crisis since 1969, and Ireland's difficulties in addressing the collective security dilemmas facing the European Union in the post-Cold War era. It is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the development of independent Ireland since 1922.
Categories: History

The Irish Language in Ireland

The Irish Language in Ireland

This book comprises the first complete treatment of the Irish language in social context throughout the whole of Ireland, with a particular focus on contemporary society.

Author: Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134361243

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 202

This book comprises the first complete treatment of the Irish language in social context throughout the whole of Ireland, with a particular focus on contemporary society. The possibilities and limitations of the craft of language planning for the revival of the Irish language are outlined and the book also situates the language issue in the context of current debates on the geography, history and politics of the nature of Irish identity. A comprehensive multidisciplinary approach is adopted throughout.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Twas Only an Irishman s Dream

 Twas Only an Irishman s Dream

In 'Twas Only an Irishman's Dream, William H. A. Williams traces the change in this image through more than 700 pieces of sheet music--popular songs from the stage and for the parlor--to show how Americans' opinions of Ireland and the Irish ...

Author: W. H. A. Williams

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252065514

Category: Music

Page: 311

View: 877

The image of the Irish in the United States changed drastically over time, from that of hard-drinking, rioting Paddies to genial, patriotic working-class citizens. In 'Twas Only an Irishman's Dream, William H. A. Williams traces the change in this image through more than 700 pieces of sheet music--popular songs from the stage and for the parlor--to show how Americans' opinions of Ireland and the Irish went practically from one extreme to the other. Because sheet music was a commercial item it had to be acceptable to the broadest possible song-buying public. "Negotiations" about their image involved Irish songwriters, performers, and pressured groups, on the one hand, and non-Irish writers, publishers, and audiences on the other. Williams ties the contents of song lyrics to the history of the Irish diaspora, suggesting how ethnic stereotypes are created and how they evolve within commercial popular culture.
Categories: Music

Imagining Ireland s Independence

Imagining Ireland s Independence

In this first book-length assessment of the treaty in over seventy years, Jason Knirck recounts the compelling story of the nationalist politics that produced the Irish Revolution, the tortuous treaty negotiations, and the deep divisions ...

Author: Jason K. Knirck

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742541487

Category: History

Page: 203

View: 713

The key turning point in modern Ireland's history, the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 has shadowed Ireland's political life for decades. In this first book-length assessment of the treaty in over seventy years, Jason Knirck recounts the compelling story of the nationalist politics that produced the Irish Revolution, the tortuous treaty negotiations, and the deep divisions within Sinn Féin that led to the slow unraveling of fragile party cohesion. Focusing on broad ideological and political disputes, as well as on the powerful personalities involved, the author considers the major issues that divided the pro- and anti-treaty forces, why these issues mattered, and the later judgments of historians. He concludes that the treaty debates were in part the result of the immaturity of Irish nationalist politics, as well as the overriding emphasis given to revolutionary unity. A fascinating story in their own right, the treaty debates also open a wider window onto questions of European nationalism, colonialism, state-building, and competing visions of Irish national independence. Treaty Documents
Categories: History

Irish Furniture

Irish Furniture

The book also features an index of Irish furniture-makers and craftsmen of the eighteenth century, compiled from Dublin newspaper advertisements and other contemporary sources.

Author: Knight of Glin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300117158

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 323

View: 795

This lavishly illustrated and comprehensive volume is the first devoted entirely to the subject of Irish furniture and woodwork. It provides a detailed survey—encompassing everything from medieval choir stalls to magnificent drawing-room suites for the great houses—from earliest times to the end of the eighteenth century. The first part of the book presents a chronological history, illustrated with superb examples of Irish furniture and interior carving. In a lively text, the Knight of Glin and James Peill consider a broad range of topics, including a discussion of the influence of Irish craftsmen in the colonies of America. The second part of the book is a fascinating pictorial catalogue of different types of surviving furniture, including chairs, stools, baroque sideboards, elegant tea and games tables, bookcases, and mirrors. The book also features an index of Irish furniture-makers and craftsmen of the eighteenth century, compiled from Dublin newspaper advertisements and other contemporary sources.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Ireland Beyond Boundaries

Ireland Beyond Boundaries

Furedi finds a disturbingly deep conservative agenda stifling the experimental and new ideas around the studying of history._x000B_

Author: Liam Harte

Publisher: Contemporary Irish Studies

ISBN: UOM:39015067651409

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 190

Furedi finds a disturbingly deep conservative agenda stifling the experimental and new ideas around the studying of history._x000B_
Categories: History

A Military History of Ireland

A Military History of Ireland

A major new study of Irish military history from the earliest times to the present day.

Author: Thomas Bartlett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521629896

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 603

A major new study of Irish military history from the earliest times to the present day.
Categories: History

ire Ireland

  ire Ireland

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4313642

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

View: 381

Categories: Electronic journals

Ireland

Ireland

The essays in this collection all revolve around the notion of change in Ireland, whether by revolution or by evolution. Developments in the shared histories of Ireland and Great Britain are an important theme throughout the book.

Author: John R. Strachan

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039118811

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 628

The essays in this collection all revolve around the notion of change in Ireland, whether by revolution or by evolution. Developments in the shared histories of Ireland and Great Britain are an important theme throughout the book. The volume begins by examining two remarkable Irishmen on the make in Georgian London: the boxing historian Pierce Egan and the extraordinary Charles Macklin, eighteenth-century actor, playwright and manslaughterer. The focus then moves to aspects of Hibernian influence and the presence of the Irish Diaspora in Great Britain from the medieval period up to the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century celebrations of St Patrick's Day in Manchester. The book also considers the very different attitudes to the British Empire evident in the career of the 1916 rebel Sir Roger Casement and the Victorian philologist and colonial servant Whitley Stokes. Further essays look at writings by Scottish Marxists on the state of Ireland in the 1920s and the pronouncements on the Troubles by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The book also examines change in the culture of the island of Ireland, from the development of the Irish historical novel in the nineteenth century, to ecology in contemporary Irish women's poetry, to the present state of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. Contemporary Irish authors examined include Roddy Doyle, Joseph O'Connor and Martin McDonagh.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ireland of To day

Ireland of To day

The purpose of this book is to present a popular, convenient and correct account of the causes and aims of Irish agitation.

Author: Margaret Frances Sullivan

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001988575B

Category: Irish question

Page: 440

View: 718

The purpose of this book is to present a popular, convenient and correct account of the causes and aims of Irish agitation. The intimate relations which exist between the United States and England on the one hand, and between the United States and Ireland on the other, make a concise, impartial and complete manual a necessity for all who desire to inform themselves on the issue which is being so vigorously fought at the present time between the English government and the masses of the Irish people. -- Publisher's note.
Categories: Irish question