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Paddy and the republic : ethnicity and nationality in antebellum America

Author: Dale T Knobel
Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press ; Scranton, Pa. : Distributed by Harper & Row, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book is a provocative approach to ethnicity and national identity in the United States before the Civil War. By careful study of how Irish immigrants were described and talked about in the common everyday language of the period, it shows how ethnic stereotypes were formed and how they shaped popular attitudes.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dale T Knobel
ISBN: 0819551171 9780819551177
OCLC Number: 11714092
Description: xx, 251 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Paddy and the republic --
Finding Paddy --
"The sin of the Irishmen is ignorance- the cure is liberty" --
"An Irishmen by nature" --
Science and the Celt --
Paddy and the know-nothings --
Ethnicity and nationality in Antebellum America.
Responsibility: Dale T. Knobel.

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This book is a provocative approach to ethnicity and national identity in the United States before the Civil War. By careful study of how Irish immigrants were described and talked about in the common everyday language of the period, it shows how ethnic stereotypes were formed and how they shaped popular attitudes.

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