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The Resource The global dimensions of Irish identity : race nation, and the popular press, 1840-1880, Cian T. McMahon

The global dimensions of Irish identity : race nation, and the popular press, 1840-1880, Cian T. McMahon

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The global dimensions of Irish identity : race nation, and the popular press, 1840-1880
Title
The global dimensions of Irish identity
Title remainder
race nation, and the popular press, 1840-1880
Statement of responsibility
Cian T. McMahon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Though Ireland is a relatively small island on the northeastern fringe of the Atlantic, 70 million people worldwide--including some 45 million in the United States--claim it as their ancestral home. In this wide-ranging, ambitious book, Cian T. McMahon explores the nineteenth-century roots of this transnational identity. Between 1840 and 1880, 4.5 million people left Ireland to start new lives abroad. Using primary sources from Ireland, Australia, and the United States, McMahon demonstrates how this exodus shaped a distinctive sense of nationalism. By doggedly remaining loyal to both their old and new homes, he argues, the Irish helped broaden the modern parameters of citizenship and identity. From insurrection in Ireland to exile in Australia to military service during the American Civil War, McMahon's narrative revolves around a group of rebels known as Young Ireland. They and their fellow Irish used weekly newspapers to construct and express an international identity tailored to the fluctuating world in which they found themselves. Understanding their experience sheds light on our contemporary debates over immigration, race, and globalization. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMahon, Cian T
Dewey number
941.5081
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA950.1
LC item number
.M35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Group identity
  • National characteristics, Irish
  • Ireland
  • Civilization
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Group identity
  • National characteristics, Irish
  • Ireland
Label
The global dimensions of Irish identity : race nation, and the popular press, 1840-1880, Cian T. McMahon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Note on text -- Introduction -- L'esprit et les lois : Celts and Saxons in Ireland, 1840-1848 -- A lone, lone spot in the far southern seas : the Irish race in Australia, 1848-1855 -- Battling the Anglo-Saxon myth : Irish identity in the antebellum United States, 1848-1861 -- Scarce a battlefield from the north pole to the south : Irish Celts in the American Civil War, 1861-1865 -- American by nationality yet Irish by race : citizenship in the wake of the civil war, 1865-1880 -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
890912525
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 238 pages
Isbn
9781469620107
Lccn
2014034898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890912525
Label
The global dimensions of Irish identity : race nation, and the popular press, 1840-1880, Cian T. McMahon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Note on text -- Introduction -- L'esprit et les lois : Celts and Saxons in Ireland, 1840-1848 -- A lone, lone spot in the far southern seas : the Irish race in Australia, 1848-1855 -- Battling the Anglo-Saxon myth : Irish identity in the antebellum United States, 1848-1861 -- Scarce a battlefield from the north pole to the south : Irish Celts in the American Civil War, 1861-1865 -- American by nationality yet Irish by race : citizenship in the wake of the civil war, 1865-1880 -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
890912525
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 238 pages
Isbn
9781469620107
Lccn
2014034898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890912525

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