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Irish on the inside : in search of the soul of Irish America

Author: Tom Hayden
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on frequent visits to Ireland over three decades, and his encounters with many of the leading players in the nationalist struggle, Hayden provides a gripping, first-hand history of the politics of the island, from "the Troubles" to the peace process. Here is a side of Ireland unseen by tourists: tea with a young Danny Morrison at his flat off the Falls Road, whispered conversation with Martin McGuinness in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tom Hayden; Tom Hayden; Tom Hayden
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Hayden
ISBN: 1859846165 9781859846162
OCLC Number: 47767114
Description: vii, 312 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Che Guevara, C. Wright Mills, and the problem of split identity --
What is an Irish soul? --
Growing up unconscious --
Excavating identity --
The long day's journey to success --
Suburban dreams --
Drinking, sexuality, and assimilation --
Worldliness and its skeptics --
Emmet and Paine: my Irish radical past --
The forgotten San Patricios --
The Molly Maguires --
Gangs are us --
An alternative assimilation --
The sixties made me Irish --
Vietnam and the Irish Americans --
Prologue --
Northern Ireland, September 1976 --
Visiting the Republic, 1976 --
The eighties: a political opening --
The MacBride principles --
Return to the north, 1992 --
A second visit with Martin McGuinness --
A meeting with Gerry Adams, Belfast --
Adams the diplomat --
The colonized economy --
The greening of the White House --
The handshakes at Stormont, October 13, 1997 --
Good Friday --
The parades crisis --
The role of police in war and peace: the pattern commission --
Heart of the matter: South Armagh --
Back to Danny Morrison's.
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An account of the culture of Irishness, the problems of assimilation and the necessity of retaining a distinct Irish identity in order to empathise with other immigrant cultures.  Read more...

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"Every Irish American (and everyone in Ireland, too) should read Tom Hayden's brilliant and passionate book ... startlingly refreshing."--Kerby Miller, University of Missouri"Few Americans, and in Read more...

 
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