eBook Irish Americans: The History and Culture of a People, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1610694678
  • ISBN-13: 9781610694674
  • DDC: 305.8916
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 544 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

The Irish have had a significant impact on America across three centuries, helping to shape politics, law, labor, war, literature, journalism, entertainment, business, sports, and science. This encyclopedia explores why the Irish came to America, where they settled, and how their distinctive Irish-American identity was formed. Well-known Irish Americans are profiled, but the work also captures the essence of everyday life for Irish-Americans as they have assimilated, established communities, and interacted with other ethnic groups. The approximately 200 entries in this comprehensive, one-stop reference are organized into four themes: the context of Irish-American emigration; political and economic life; cultural and religious life; and literature, the arts, and popular culture. Each section offers a historical overview of the subject matter, and the work is enriched by a selection of primary documents.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Contents.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Chronology.
1: Part I Context of Irish American Emigration: Coming to America.
2: Barry, Commodore John (1745–1803).
3: Bible Riots (1844).
4: Bonny, Anne (1698–?).
5: Carey, Mathew (1760–1839).
6: Carroll, Charles (1737–1832).
7: Civil War, American (1861–65).
8: Cleburne, Maj. Gen. Patrick (1828–1864).
9: Collins, Jerome J. (1841–1881).
10: Collins, John (1717–1795).
11: Dead Rabbits Gang (1850s).
12: Devoy, John (1842–1928).
13: Draft Riots, New York City (1863).
14: Duffy’s Cut (1832).
15: Hillbilly.
16: Irish Brigade.
17: Know Nothing Movement.
18: Mallory, Stephen (1812–1873).
19: McCarty, William, “Billy the Kid” (1859–1881).
20: Meagher, Brig. Gen. Thomas F. (1823–1867).
21: Molly Maguires.
22: Orange Riots (1831, 1870, 1871).
23: Poor Laws (1838).
24: Potato Famine (1845–1852).
25: Sullivan, Maj. Gen. John (1740–1795).
26: Ursuline Convent Burning (1834).
27: Part II Political Activity and Economic Life: Business Endeavors and Involvement in American Politics.
28: Anglo-Irish Agreement (1985).
29: Bennett, William (1943–).
30: Brady, “Diamond” Jim (1856–1917).
31: Buchanan, Patrick (1938–).
32: Calhoun, John C. (1782–1850).
33: Curley, James M. (1874–1958).
34: Daley, Richard, Sr. (1902–1976) and Daley, Richard, Jr. (1942–).
35: Dooley, James H. (1841–1922).
36: Fitzgerald, John F. “Honey” (1863–1950).
37: Flynn, Raymond (1939–).
38: Ford, Henry (1863–1947).
39: Fort Worth Five (1972).
40: Gavin, Lt. Gen. James (1907–1990).
41: Hayden, Thomas (1939–).
42: Higgins, Andrew (1886–1952).
43: Holland, John P. (1840–1914).
44: Irish Northern Aid Committee.
45: Irish Political Machines.
46: Irish Republican Army.
47: Jackson, President Andrew (1767–1845).
48: Jones, “Mother” Mary Harris (1837–1930).
49: Keiley, Anthony M. (1832–1905).
50: Kelly, Ray (1941–).
51: Kennedy, Justice Anthony (1936–).
52: Kennedy, President John F. (1917–1963).
53: Kennedy, Joseph P. (1889–1969).
54: Kennedy, Robert F. (1925–1968).
55: Long, Huey P. (1893–1935).
56: Mahan, Alfred T. (1840–1914).
57: McCarthy, Joseph R. (1908–1957).
58: McCormick, Cyrus (1809–1884).
59: McGarry, Anna (1894–1978).
60: McKinley, President William (1843–1901).
61: McManus, Father Sean (1944–).
62: McNamara, Robert S. (1916–2009).
63: Meany, George (1894–1980).
64: Mitchell, George (1933–).
65: Monaghan, Thomas (1937–).
66: Moynihan, Daniel Patrick (1927–2003).
67: Murphy, Audie (1925–1971).
68: O’Malley, Martin (1963–).
69: O’Neill, Thomas P., “Tip” (1912–1994).
70: Polk, President James K. (1795–1849).
71: Powderly, Terence V. (1849–1924).
72: Quill, Michael J. (1905–1966).
73: Reagan, President Ronald W. (1911–2004).
74: Smith, Alfred (1873–1944).
75: Sullivan Brothers.
76: Walsh, Edmund, Sj (1885–1956).
77: Cultural and Religious Life: People, Institutions, and Organizations.
78: Ancient Order of Hibernians.
79: Baroni, Monsignor Geno (1930–1984).
80: Berrigan Brothers.
81: Carroll, Archbishop John (1735–1815).
82: Catholic University of America.
83: Clan na Gael.
84: Cooke, Cardinal Terence J. (1921–1983).
85: Corrigan, Archbishop Michael (1839–1902).
86: Coughlin, Father Charles (1891–1979).
87: Day, Dorothy (1897–1980).
88: Dougherty, Cardinal Dennis J. (1865–1951).
89: Ellis, Father John Tracy (1905–1992).