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The Irish-American Experience in New Jersey and Metropolitan New York

Cultural Identity, Hybridity, and Commemoration

by Marta Deyrup Editor · Maura Grace Harrington Editor

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This book is a collection of nine essays exploring the Irish-American experience in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area, both historically and today. The essays place the local Irish-American experience in the wider context of immigration studies, assimilation, and historical theory. Using case studies, interviews, scholarly research in primary historical documents and theory, and first-hand experience, the authors delve into what it has meant, and means, to be Irish American in the New Jersey and New York area, projecting what this ethnic identity will signify in years to come. Representing a variety of scholarly and professional disciplines, from archivists; to historians; to lawyers; to scholars of literature and theology; the authors share their own unique perspectives on the significance of the contributions of Irish-Americans to American life in various arenas. Each chapter is interdisciplinary, revealing the interconnections among cultural history, biography, contemporary events, and literary appreciation. It is through these intersections of disciplines, of past and present, of individual and community, that we can best analyze and appreciate the ways that Irish-Americans have shaped life in the New Jersey/New York area over the past two centuries.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication Date:
2013

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Marta Deyrup (Editor)

Maura Grace Harrington is an instructor in the English Department at Seton Hall University. Her articles have appeared in many journals including Yeats Eliot Review, Edgar Allan Poe Review, South Carolina Review, and Early Modern Literary Studies....

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Creators

Contributor :
Ray O'Hanlon
Contributor :
Paul Ferris
Editor :
Marta Deyrup
Editor :
Maura Grace Harrington
Contributor :
Maura Grace Harrington
Contributor :
Linda Dowling Almeida
Contributor :
Nicole Anderson
Contributor :
Augustine J. Curley
Contributor :
Alan Delozier
Contributor :
Brendan Dolan
Contributor :
Dermot Quinn
Contributor :
William B. Rogers
Contributor :
John B. Wefing
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