Virtually every aspect of American culture has been influenced by Irish immigrants and their descendants. This encyclopedia tells the full story of the Irish-American experience, covering immigration, assimilation, and achievement. * Demonstrates the intricate-and far-reaching-nature of the Irish-American connection * Covers the variety of the Irish-American political experience in the North and South rather than focusing only on northern populations * Distinguishes between the experience of Irish Protestants and Irish Catholics * Highlights the Irish propensity for inventiveness in America and Irish contributions to business and technology * Discusses the prominence of the Irish in the Catholic Church in the United States
William E. Watson, PhD, is professor of history at Immaculata University in Malvern, PA. Eugene J. Halus, Jr., PhD, is associate professor of politics and chairman of the Department of History and Politics at Immaculata University in Malvern, PA.
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