New Directions in Irish-American History

by Kevin Kenny

Part of the History of Ireland & the Irish Diaspora Series

New Directions in Irish-American History Synopsis

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, labour, gender, representation, historical memory and return (both literal and symbolic) to Ireland. This scholarship embraces Protestants as well as Catholics, incorporates analysis from geography, sociology and literary criticism and proposes a transnational framework giving attention to both sides of the Atlantic.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780299187149
Publication date: 31st July 2003
Author: Kevin Kenny
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 430 pages
Categories: Regional studies, History of the Americas, Ethnic studies,

About Kevin Kenny

Kevin Kenny is associate professor in the Department of History and in Irish Studies at Boston College. He is author of The American Irish: A History and Making Sense of the Molly Maguires.

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