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New Directions in Irish-American History by Kevin Kenny

New Directions in Irish-American History

Part of the History of Ireland & the Irish Diaspora Series


New Directions in Irish-American History by Kevin Kenny

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.

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

31st July 2003


Kevin Kenny

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University of Wisconsin Press


430 pages


Regional studies
History of the Americas
Ethnic studies



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