Item description for Irish Towards the USA by Kevin Kenny...
The first volume of the series sponsored by the Whop clothing label of Turin, Italy, dedicated to the phenomenon of great migrations (which inspire the company in their production ideas), deals with one of the most important, the relationships between Ireland and America. The extent of the Irish immigration phenomenon, its Catholic and anti-Reformist features, the famine generations (due to potato blight), the insurrections and illnesses, the changes in lifestyles, trade unionism and the supremacy of the public administration, the ascent of Irish-Americans (from Woodrow Wilson to John F. Kennedy): this very American story has been reconstructed by Kevin Kenny, author of the book and Professor of History at Boston College. Within a century, starting in 1820, five million Irish emigrated to the United States, demonstrating the extraordinary dimensions of this emigration, which almost emptied an island. The impact on American society was very strong since, in the 1840s, the Irish accounted for 45% of
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.6" Width: 9.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date Aug 25, 2007
Publisher Umberto Allemandi
ISBN 8842214825 ISBN13 9788842214823
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More About Kevin Kenny
Kevin Kenny is Professor of History at Boston College. His books include Peaceable Kingdom Lost: The Paxton Boys and the Destruction of William Penn's Holy Experiment, Making Sense of the Molly Maguires, and The American Irish: A History.
Kevin Kenny was born in 1960 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Boston College University of Texas, Austin Boston College Boston Colle.
Kevin Kenny has published or released items in the following series...