Free Read [Fantasy Book] ✓ Irish in the South, 1815-1877 - by David T. Gleeson ✓

By David T. Gleeson | Comments: ( 270 ) | Date: ( Jan 17, 2020 )

The only comprehensive study of Irish immigrants in the nineteenth century South, this book makes a valuable contribution to the story of the Irish in America and to our understanding of southern culture The Irish who migrated to the Old South struggled to make a new home in a land where they were viewed as foreigners and were set apart by language, high rates of illiteraThe only comprehensive study of Irish immigrants in the nineteenth century South, this book makes a valuable contribution to the story of the Irish in America and to our understanding of southern culture The Irish who migrated to the Old South struggled to make a new home in a land where they were viewed as foreigners and were set apart by language, high rates of illiteracy, and their own self identification as temporary exiles from famine and British misrule They countered this isolation by creating vibrant, tightly knit ethnic communities in the cities and towns across the South where they found work, usually menial jobs Finding strength in their communities, Irish immigrants developed the confidence to raise their voices in the public arena, forcing native southerners to recognize and accept them first politically, then socially The Irish integrated into southern society without abandoning their ethnic identity They displayed their loyalty by fighting for the Confederacy during the Civil War and in particular by opposing the Radical Reconstruction that followed By 1877, they were a unique part of the Solid South Unlike the Irish in other parts of the United States, the Irish in the South had to fit into a regional culture as well as American culture in general By following their attempts to become southerners, we learn much about the unique experience of ethnicity in the American South.


  • Title: Irish in the South, 1815-1877
  • Author: David T. Gleeson
  • ISBN: 9780807849682
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback

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  • Padraic

    The story of the other 10%. Yellow fever in New Orleans. Dumped on the beach in Corpus. Buying slaves in Charleston. It all looks different down here.


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