New Directions in Irish-American History

New Directions in Irish-American History

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The writing of Irish American history has been transformed since the 1960s. This volume demonstrates how scholars from many disciplines are addressing not only issues of emigration, politics, and social class but also race, labor, gender, representation, historical memory, and return (both literal and symbolic) to Ireland. This recent scholarship embraces Protestants as well as Catholics, incorporates analysis from geography, sociology, and literary criticism, and proposes a genuinely transnational framework giving attention to both sides of the Atlantic. This book combines two special issues of the journal A¬Čire-Ireland with additional new material. The contributors include Tyler Anbinder, Thomas J. Archdeacon, Bruce D. Boling, Maurice J. Bric, Mary P. Corcoran, Mary E. Daly, Catherine M. Eagan, Ruth-Ann M. Harris, Diane M. Hotten-Somers, William Jenkins, Patricia Kelleher, LAsam Kennedy, Kerby A. Miller, Harvey O'Brien, Matthew J. O'Brien, Timothy M. O'Neil, and Fionnghuala Sweeney.This essay presents an overview of the effort to incorporate the Irish Famine into the curricula of American schools. ... The debate was high pitched and well documented in those two states, and I became involved in the New York contest in a minor ... From the beginning, a few states included, under the rubric of such offerings, opportunities to examine topics besides the extermination of Europea#39;s Jews.

Title:New Directions in Irish-American History
Author:Kevin Kenny
Publisher:Univ of Wisconsin Press - 2003


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