The Philadelphia Irish

The Philadelphia Irish

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

ISBN: 9781978815476

Category: History

Page: 242

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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.
Categories: History

Irish Philadelphia

Irish Philadelphia

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

ISBN: 9780738597706

Category: History

Page: 127

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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.
Categories: History

The Irish in Philadelphia

The Irish in Philadelphia

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

ISBN: 0877222274

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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Reveals a number of significant and interesting insights into Irish immigrant history in America
Categories: Social Science

Fenians and the Faithful

Fenians and the Faithful

Author: Kevin Thaddeus Brady

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:51746391

Category: Catholic Church

Page: 1012

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Categories: Catholic Church

The Scotch Irish in America

The Scotch Irish in America

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 ...

Author: Scotch-Irish Society of America

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002259335D

Category: Scots-Irish

Page:

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Categories: Scots-Irish

The American Irish and Their Influence on Irish Politics

The American Irish and Their Influence on Irish Politics

“ 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 ...

Author: Philip Henry Bagenal

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065236831

Category: Irish

Page: 236

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Categories: Irish

Ghost Stories of Historic Irish Philadelphia

Ghost Stories of Historic Irish Philadelphia

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

Publisher: BookCountry

ISBN: 9781463004293

Category: Fiction

Page:

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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.
Categories: Fiction

A Greater Ireland

A Greater Ireland

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

ISBN: 9780299301248

Category: History

Page: 279

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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.
Categories: History

James Orr Poet and Irish Radical

James Orr  Poet and Irish Radical

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317317463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism