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Class, Culture, and Immigrant Group Identity in the United States: The Case of Irish-American Ethnicity

Kerby A. Miller

in Immigration Reconsidered: History, Sociology, and Politics

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195055108
eISBN:
9780199854219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195055108.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines ethnicity, its origins, development, and consequences, with specific reference to Irish immigration and Irish America. It emphasizes class differences among Irish immigrants to ... More


Screening the Travel(l)er

Mary Burke

in 'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566464
eISBN:
9780191721670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566464.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The arrival of mass film and television reshaped the long-established literary conceit of the tinker. Thus, the final chapter considers screen portrayals of Travellers, particularly contemporary ... More


Jumpin’ Jive: (Forties)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with the tap challenge between the Nicholas Brothers in the 1940 musical Down Argentine Way. This three-and-a-half minute jazz-tap routine captured the spirit, tempo, and wildly ... More


The American Dimension: How Support from America Directed the Path of Irish Republicanism

Andrew Sanders

in Inside the IRA: Dissident Republicans and the War for Legitimacy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641123
eISBN:
9780748652907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641123.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

As the republican campaign developed over the course of the late twentieth century, the United States of America and its considerable Irish population became an important actor. The influence of ... More


The Folk Revival and the Search for Authenticity

Sean Williams and Lillis Ó Laoire

in Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney, Irish Song Man

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195321180
eISBN:
9780199893713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321180.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This final chapter focuses on Joe Heaney's work and legacy during the folk revival in America, particularly the ways in which he became a folk hero to many of his audience members. His symbolism of ... More


Battling the Anglo-Saxon Myth: Irish Identity in the Antebellum United States, 1848–1861

Cian T. McMahon

in Global Dimensions of Irish Identity: Race, Nation, and the Popular Press, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620107
eISBN:
9781469620121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620107.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter looks at the contours of Irish American racial discourse between the arrival of the first Young Irelanders in the late 1840s to the United States and the outbreak of the Civil War in ... More


America’s Role in the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Joseph E. Thompson

in Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government: Convergence and Divergence in Making Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479818761
eISBN:
9781479811786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818761.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter looks at Irish diaspora's long history of immigration and ethnic group integration into American society. As an umbrella organization claiming to represent the interests of Irish ... More


“Ye Sons of Green Erin Assemble”: Northern Irish American Catholics and the Union War Effort, 1861–1865

Susannah J. Ural

in Civil War Citizens: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in America's Bloodiest Conflict

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785690
eISBN:
9780814785737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785690.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the initial motivations behind Irish American Catholics' enlistments in the early years of the war; how their views of the conflict, as well as the opinions of their ... More


Transatlantic defiance: The militant Irish republican movement in America, 1923-45

Wilk Gavin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091667
eISBN:
9781781707722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091667.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book examines the militant Irish republican movement in the United States from the final months of the Irish Civil War through to the Second World War. The narrative, crafted to appeal to both ... More


“Radically and Essentially the Same”: Irish American Nationalism and American Labor, 1879–1883

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Henry George's involvement in the Irish nationalist movement during the late nineteenth century. More specifically, it considers how George gained a reputation among Irish ... More


The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America

David T. Gleeson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607566
eISBN:
9781469612508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607573_Gleeson
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Why did many Irish Americans, who did not have a direct connection to slavery, choose to fight for the Confederacy? This perplexing question is at the heart of this sweeping analysis of the Irish in ... More


A Search for Order: The Decline of the Irish Question in American Diplomacy

David Sim

in A Union Forever: The Irish Question and U.S. Foreign Relations in the Victorian Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451843
eISBN:
9780801469688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451843.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on Irish American nationalists' dynamite terrorism campaign against British cities in the 1880s. Two separate dynamite campaigns were launched during the early 1880s. One was ... More


American Wake: Joyce and Irish America

Brian Fox

in James Joyce’s America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198814023
eISBN:
9780191869822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814023.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Joyce and Irish America. It argues that the phenomenon of Irish emigration to the United States, particularly in the post-Famine period, transformed the culture and society of ... More


Irish Rebels, Southern Rebels: The Irish Join the Confederate Army

David T. Gleeson

in The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607566
eISBN:
9781469612508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607566.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the Irish enlistment in the Confederate Army. The Irish who wished to remain in the southern states were compelled to switch their allegiance to the new Confederate States of ... More


Thomas F. Meagher, Patrick R. Guiney, and the Meaning of the Civil War for Irish America: The Questions of Nationalism, Citizenship, and Human Rights

Christian G. Samito

in So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay examines how two Irish-born intellectuals and high-ranking Union officers considered and helped shape several threads within the transformation of American nationalism that took place ... More


Introduction: ‘Out of Ireland, I Never Shall be Happy’

Gavin Wilk

in Transatlantic defiance: The militant Irish republican movement in America, 1923-45

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091667
eISBN:
9781781707722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091667.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This introductory chapter offers a deep glimpse into the development of Irish nationalism in Irish-American communities from the end of the eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth ... More


Reluctant Secessionists: The Irish, Southern Politics, and the Birth of the Confederacy

David T. Gleeson

in The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607566
eISBN:
9781469612508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607566.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the political participation of Irish immigrants in the South. Even as late as 1860, many were loyal to the national Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Stephen ... More


The USA and Ireland before 1968

Andrew Sanders

in The Long Peace Process: The United States of America and Northern Ireland, 1960-2008

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786940445
eISBN:
9781789623826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940445.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The first chapter examines the historical relationship between the United States and Northern Ireland, offering an overview of Irish-American relations throughout the 20th century with a particular ... More


Metadata

Matthew L. Jockers

in Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037528
eISBN:
9780252094767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037528.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a first example of how the macroanalytic approach brings new knowledge to our understanding of literary history. It also begins the larger discussion of influence that forms a ... More


Hard Times: The Irish on the Home Front

David T. Gleeson

in The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607566
eISBN:
9781469612508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607566.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the support for Irish Confederate soldiers. Support from home was vital both for encouraging Irish soldiers to stay in the army and to highlight to native white southerners ... More


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