There was much sharing of causes in late-nineteenth-century Irish Philadelphia, church societies and organizations getting behind a more moderate interpretation of the nation-building mission of Ireland. Delegates from the city's branch ...
Author: Michael L. Mullan
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
This book describes the flowering of the Irish American community and the 1890s growth of a Gaelic public sphere in Philadelphia, a movement inspired by the cultural awakening in native Ireland, transplanted and acted upon in Philadelphia’s robust Irish community. The Philadelphia Irish embraced this export of cultural nationalism, reveled in Gaelic symbols, and endorsed the Gaelic language, political nationalism, Celtic paramilitarism, Gaelic sport, and a broad ethnic culture. Using Jurgen Habermas’s concept of a public sphere, the author reveals how the Irish constructed a plebian “counter” public of Gaelic meaning through various mechanisms of communication, the ethnic press, the meeting rooms of Irish societies, the consumption of circulating pamphlets, oratory, songs, ballads, poems, and conversation. Settled in working class neighborhoods of vast spatial separation in an industrial city, the Irish resisted a parochialism identified with neighborhood and instead extended themselves to construct a vibrant, culturally engaged network of Irish rebirth in Philadelphia, a public of Gaelic meaning.
In Irish Philadelphia, images of their accomplishments and advancements are featured along with vibrant, personal stories of Irish residents.
Author: Marita Krivda Poxon
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Philadelphia has been a magnet for the Irish since the 17th century. The Irish distinguished themselves in the Revolutionary War with dozens of heroes, such as Wexford-born sailor Commodore John Barry. When refugees from Ireland's Great Famine poured into Philadelphia after 1845, the city changed forever. The famine generation of Irish immigrants used their religious and cultural traditions to promote their own advancement by constructing a network of schools, Catholic churches, fraternal clubs, and cultural organizations. In Irish Philadelphia, images of their accomplishments and advancements are featured along with vibrant, personal stories of Irish residents. Prominent Irish Philadelphians highlighted include Bishop Francis Kenrick, Martin Maloney, Joseph McGarrity, Henry McIlhenny, Grace Kelly, Jack Kelly, Patrick Stanton, John McShain, and Fr. John McNamee.
on behalf of the archdiocese was an important influence , and it provided a major source and outlet for Irish news and opinion . But Philadelphia's lack of a continuous Irish paper independent of clerical control is significant .
Author: Dennis Clark
Publisher: Temple University Press
Category: Social Science
Reveals a number of significant and interesting insights into Irish immigrant history in America
Author: Scotch-Irish Society of AmericaPublish On: 1892
KELLY , Times Building , Philadelphia , Pa . Vice - president for Eastern Pennsylvania in the Scotch - Irish Society of America ; born at Center , Perry County , Pa . , January 9 , 1828 ; Scotch - Irish parentage ; editor and lawyer ...
“ In 1727 , ” says the Philadelphia Gazette , “ in Newcastle Government there arrived last year 4500 persons , chiefly from Ireland , and at Philadelphia in one year 1155 Irish , of whom none were servants . ” In the very next year 5600 ...
Stories Written for two Evenings of Irish Ghost Storytelling Marita Krivda Poxon. Sheriff. Morton. McMichael. Philadelphia's. Ghostly. High. Sheriff. In life, I was Morton McMichael addressed at different times as Alderman, High Sheriff ...
Author: Marita Krivda Poxon
Ghosts Stories of Historic Irish Philadelphia contains eight historic tales of some grand and some humble Irish in 19th Century Philadelphia in the throws of Industrial expansion. Two important historical events - the Duffy's Cut Murders and the Nativists Riots - act as the backdrop for these sometimes brutal tales of 19th Century Irish who came to Philadelphia seeking an escape from economic hardships in their native Ireland. Religious clashes that began in Ireland came with the new immigrants faced with hardships that they had not anticipated. The Irish men and women brought to life tell their tales of hardship that have made them ghosts that roam their old haunts in Kensington and outlaying rural lands being fitted out with new railroads.
The growth of the Land League in Philadelphia provides a local example of the interconnected relationship of the League and other Irish-American societies. The first local branch of the Land League, the Parnell Branch, was organized in ...
Author: Ely M. Janis
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
A Greater Ireland examines the Irish National Land League in the United States and its impact on Irish-American history. It also demonstrates the vital role that Irish-American women played in shaping Irish-American nationalism.
Burial lists reveal the rich variety of religious denominations among Philadelphia's population, including Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Universalists, Free Quakers, Moravians and many others.14 Also advertised in the newspapers are ...
Author: Carol Baraniuk
Category: Literary Criticism
James Orr was the foremost of the Ulster Weaver poets and has been favourably compared to his near contemporary Robert Burns. Baraniuk looks at Orr's life and work, examining the changing social, political and theological context of his writing and reassessing his contribution to radical literature and culture during the Romantic era.