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Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan
Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1675-1815
by Kerby A. Miller etc. Arnold Schrier Bruce D. Boling David N. Doyle

RRP €39.75

Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan
Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1675-1815
by Author Name Kerby A. Miller, etc., Arnold Schrier, Bruce D. Boling, David N. Doyle

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List Price:39.75
Format: Paperback, 254 x 179 x 36mm, 816pp
Publication date: 01 Mar 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN-13: 9780195154894

Description

Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan is a monumental and pathbreaking study of early Irish Protestant and Catholic migration to America. Through exhaustive research and sensitive analyses of the letters, memoirs, and other writings, the authors describe the variety and vitality of early Irish immigrant experiences, ranging from those of frontier farmers and seaport workers to revolutionaries and loyalists. Largely through the migrants own words, it brings to life the networks, work, and experiences of these immigrants who shaped the formative stages of American society and its Irish communities. The authors explore why Irishmen and women left home and how they adapted to colonial and revolutionary America, in the process creating modern Irish and Irish-American identities on the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Reviews

Uppermost in the presentation of Doyle and Miller's findings has been the extensive and sensitive use of sources, many of them uncovered and made available for the first time, and this is one of the most remarkable features of this remarkable book. Irish Studies Review

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  • Illustrations: 21 halftones & 6 maps