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Ireland's great famine in Irish-American history / Mary Kelly.

Author/Creator:
Kelly, Mary C., 1964-
Publication:
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (289 p.)
Subjects:
Irish -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Ireland -- Emigration and immigration.
Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852.
United States -- Emigration and immigration.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Ireland's Great Famine in Irish-American History: Enshrining a Fateful Memory recasts traditional approaches to the Irish experience in America in a striking new reading of the history. This is the first compact synthesis to place Ireland's Great Famine at the heart of the modern ethnic narrative, and to explore the Famine's Irish-American legacy as a key factor in its course.
Contents:
Introduction : Irish hunger: Irish American crucible
Floodtide: framing famine memory between 1845 and 1900
Latent memory: constructing Irish-American identity in the early 1900s
Ethnic progression: selective memory by the mid-1900s
"Where past and present mingle": roadways to remembrance
Long threatening: from confrontation to commemoration in the 1990s.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-4422-7780-7
1-4422-2608-0
OCLC:
864383020
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