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New Directions in Irish-American History
Edited by Kevin Kenny

History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora
James S. Donnelly, Jr., and Thomas Archdeacon, Series Editors



Innovative, interdisciplinary perspectives on
Irish-American studies

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, labor, gender, representation, historical memory, and return (both literal and symbolic) to Ireland. This recent scholarship embraces Protestants as well as Catholics, incorporates analysis from geography, sociology, and literary criticism, and proposes a genuinely transnational framework giving attention to both sides of the Atlantic. This book combines two special issues of the journal Éire-Ireland with additional new material.

The contributors include Tyler Anbinder, Thomas J. Archdeacon, Bruce D. Boling, Maurice J. Bric, Mary P. Corcoran, Mary E. Daly, Catherine M. Eagan, Ruth-Ann M. Harris, Diane M. Hotten-Somers, William Jenkins, Patricia Kelleher, Líam Kennedy, Linda McCarriston, Kerby A. Miller, Harvey O'Brien, Matthew J. O'Brien, Timothy M. O'Neil, and Fionnghuala Sweeney.

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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the cover of Kenny's book is brown and black with an illustration of Irish-Americans working on a railroad.

March 2003
430 pp.   6 x 9
2 b/w photos, 2 maps, 28 illus.

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978-0-299-18714-9
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