The Irish Catholic Diaspora in America (Second Edition)

The Irish Catholic Diaspora in America (Second Edition)

By: etc. (author), Lawrence J. McCaffrey (author)Paperback

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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.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780813208961
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780813208961
  • ISBN10: 0813208963
  • edition: Second Edition

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