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Irish nationalists and the making of the Irish race

Author: Bruce Nelson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, cop. 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses about Irish nationalism and how Irish nationalists developed their own conception of the Irish race. This book begins with an exploration of the discourse of race - from the nineteenth -  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Nelson
ISBN: 9780691153124 0691153124
OCLC Number: 852663746
Description: XIV, 333 str. : ilustr. ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: Arguing about (the Irish) race --
"The blood of an Irishman": the English construction of the Irish race, 1534-1801 --
Celts, hottentots, and "white chimpanzees": the racialization of the Irish in the nineteenth century --
"Come out of such a land, you Irishmen": Daniel O'Connell, American slavery, and the making of the Irish race --
"The black O'Connell of the United States": Frederick Douglass and Ireland --
"From the cabins of Connemara to the Kraals of Kaffirland": Irish nationalists, the British Empire, and the "Boer fight for freedom" --
"Because we are white men": Erskine Childers, Jan Christian Smuts, and the Irish quest for self-government, 1899-1922 --
Negro Sinn Féiners and black Fenians: "heroic Ireland" and the black nationalist imagination --
"The Irish are for freedom everywhere": Eamon de Valera, the Irish Patriotic Strike, and the "last white nation, deprived of its liberty."
Other Titles: Irish nationalists and the making of the Irish race.
Responsibility: Bruce Nelson.

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