Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan

Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan : Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1675-1815

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Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan is a monumental study of early Irish Protestant and Catholic immigration to America. Through exhaustive research and analysis of the migrants' letters and memoirs, the editors explore why the immigrants left Ireland, how they adapted to colonial and revolutionary America, and how their experiences and attitudes shaped society, culture and politics, and created modern Irish and Irish-American identities, in America and Ireland alike.
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  • Hardback | 816 pages
  • 177.8 x 254 x 40.6mm | 1,519.55g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 21 halftones & 6 maps
  • 0195045130
  • 9780195045130

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Miller, Schrier, Boling & Doyle deserve warm congratulations for bringing such an enthralling volume to fruition ... it is heartening that Miller generously allows other scholars access to his vast collection of materials in order that such testimonies receive the widespread dissemination they deserve. * Irish-Diaspora List * The editors here have provided us with a fundamentally important and useful collection of primary accounts of Irish emigation to North America over the long eighteenth-century. [...] an invaluable book, not only for scholars and students of Irish migration, but also for anyone interested in reading about and understanding the earliest accounts of the development of diverse Irish-American experiences. * Irish Literaru Supplement *
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About Kerby A. Miller

Kerby A. Miller is Middlebush Professor of History at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Arnold Schrier is the Walter C. Langsam Professor Emeritus of History, University of Cincinnati. Bruce D. Boling is Senior Cataloger, University of New Mexico General Library. David Noel Doyle is Statutory Lecturer in History, University College-Dublin.
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