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Famine Irish and the American racial state, Peter D. O'Neill

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Famine Irish and the American racial state
Title
Famine Irish and the American racial state
Statement of responsibility
Peter D. O'Neill
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Accounts of Irish racialization in the United States have tended to stress Irish difference. Irish and the American Racial State takes a different stance. This interdisciplinary, transnational work uses an array of cultural artifacts, including novels, plays, songs, cartoons, government reports, laws, sermons, memoirs, and how-to manuals, to make its case. It challenges the claim that the Irish 'became white' in the United States, showing that the claim fails to take into full account the legal position of the Irish in the nineteenth-century US state--a state that deemed the Irish 'white' upon arrival. The Irish thus not only fitted into the US racial state; they helped to form it. Till now, little heed has been paid to the state's role in the Americanization of the Irish or to the Irish role in the development of US state institutions. Distinguishing American citizenship from American nationality, this volume journeys to California to analyze the means by which the Irish gained acceptance in both categories, at the expense of the Chinese. Along the way, it contests ideas that have taken hold within American studies. One is the notion that the Roman Catholic Church operated outside of the power structure of the nineteenth-century United States. On the contrary, Famine Irish and the American Racial State argues, the Irish-led corporate Catholic Church became deeply imbricated in US state structures. Its final chapter discusses a radical, transnational, Irish tradition that offers a glimpse at a postnational future"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Neill, Peter D.
Dewey number
305.800973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F870.I6
LC item number
O54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge advances in American history
Series volume
6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Irish Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Irish Americans
  • Irish Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Catholics
  • Race discrimination
  • California
  • United States
Label
Famine Irish and the American racial state, Peter D. O'Neill
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223106844336
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Famine Irish and the American racial state -- Black and green Atlantic crossings in the famine era -- Irish Catholic empire-building in America -- The writin' Irish; or, Catholic Irish America's famine-era authors -- A code for the true American Catholic man or woman -- Gender laundering Irish women and Chinese men in San Francisco -- In California, workers divided -- An Irish worker's postnational horizon -- Conclusion -- Appendix
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781138228139
Lccn
2016049330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953439983
Label
Famine Irish and the American racial state, Peter D. O'Neill
Publication
Bar code
31223106844336
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Famine Irish and the American racial state -- Black and green Atlantic crossings in the famine era -- Irish Catholic empire-building in America -- The writin' Irish; or, Catholic Irish America's famine-era authors -- A code for the true American Catholic man or woman -- Gender laundering Irish women and Chinese men in San Francisco -- In California, workers divided -- An Irish worker's postnational horizon -- Conclusion -- Appendix
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781138228139
Lccn
2016049330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953439983

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