The Irish Catholic Diaspora in America

The Irish Catholic Diaspora in America

by Lawrence J. McCaffrey and etc.

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 27/09/1997

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The author's work traces the experience of Irish-American Catholics from their beginnings as detested, unskilled pioneers of the urban ghetto to their rise as an essentially affluent, powerful, middle-class suburban community. Blending his work and the contributions of other scholars, McCaffrey here adds fresh interpretations to the history of Irish American Catholics. He focuses on a number of topics, including the significance of Catholicism as the core of Irish ethnicity and the source of nativist attacks on their presence in the United States; the impact of Irish America on the course of Irish nationalism; the psychological struggle to reconcile Irish loyalties to an authoritarian religion and a liberal-democratic politics; and, more recently, the fading of the Catholic dimension of Irish identity.
ISBN:
9780813208961
9780813208961
Category:
Anthropology
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
27-09-1997
Publisher:
The Catholic University of America Press
Country of origin:
United States
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
220x140x21mm
Weight:
0.37kg

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