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Acclaimed scholar Jay P. Dolan's panoramic account traces the Irish experience in the United States from the arrival of the first immigrants, through the dark days of the Great Famine, to John F. Kennedy's election as president. Drawing on original research and recent scholarship, Dolan offers the first general history of the Irish American saga to be published since the 1960s. Rich in detail, balanced in judgment, and the most comprehensive work of its kind, this is an indispensable volume for anyone with an interest in the Irish American tradition. - Back cover.

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The Irish Americans
A History

Published February 2, 2010 by Bloomsbury Press .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Part one : The forgotten era, 1700-1840.
Here come the Irish
A time of transition
Part two : The famine generation and beyond, 1840-1920.
The Great Hunger
From paddies to patriots
The Catholic Irish
Born to rule
Nation among nations
Part three : Becoming American, 1920-1960.
Up from the city streets
Irish Catholicism's Golden Age
City Hall and the union hall
Part four : Irish and American, 1960-2000.
The triumph of the Irish
It's chic to be Irish

The Physical Object

xi, 352 p., [16] p. of plates
Number of pages
8.2 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
12 ounces

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