debuts of the month
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

The Black and Green Atlantic Cross-Currents of the African and Irish Diasporas by P. O'Neill

The Black and Green Atlantic Cross-Currents of the African and Irish Diasporas


The Black and Green Atlantic Cross-Currents of the African and Irish Diasporas by P. O'Neill

For centuries, African and Irish people have traversed the Atlantic, as slaves, servants, migrants, exiles, political organizers and cultural workers. Their experiences intersected; their cultures influenced one another. These essays explore the connections that have defined the 'Black and Green Atlantic' in culture, politics, race and labour.


'The essays here complicate the received wisdoms about black/Irish relations in a series of case studies that add greatly to our knowledge of this fractured relationship.'

- Alan Rice, Journal of Transatlantic Studies

'The essays provide excellent points for further investigations into the subtle nuances and histories that shape our understanding of people and ideas.

- Roxana Oltean, European Journal of American Studies

'The Black and Green Atlantic exceeds its fine individual contributions in one important respect: by combining a range of competing approaches, the book as a whole puts their key concepts to the test in ways rarely found in a monograph. In doing so, it will provide an invaluable point for future work in the field.' - Journal of American Studies

About the Author

ANNE GULICK is Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, USA ANTHONY HALE is currently affiliated with Mills College in Oakland, California, USA MARJORIE HOWES is Associate Professor of English and Co-Director of the Irish Studies programme at Boston College, USA LEE MARGARET JENKINS teaches in the School of English, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland STACY J. LETTMAN is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at the University of Southern California, USA MICHAEL MALOUF is Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University, USA AMY E. MARTIN is Associate Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College, USA DENIS O'HEARN is Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University-SUNY, USA MARK QUIGLEY is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Oregon, USA CEDRIC J. ROBINSON is Professor of Black Studies and Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA NINI RODGERS is an honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of History and Anthropology, Queen's University Belfast, UK FIONNGHUALA SWEENEY is Lecturer in Comparative American Studies at the University of Liverpool, UK JONATHAN TADASHI NAITO is Visiting Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, USA

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

14th January 2014


P. O'Neill

More books by P. O'Neill
Author 'Like for Like'


Palgrave Macmillan


283 pages


Literature: history & criticism
History of the Americas
History of the Americas
Cultural studies
Literature: history & criticism



A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!

Suzanne Beney

If you LOVE reading then you will love LOVEREADING! It's a 'novel' idea. Seriously though I could not recommend them enough.

Rebecca Whymark

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

I love the newsletter with reviews of all the new books coming out. Can't wait to open it when it arrives in my inbox.

Rachel Aygin

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman