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The Story We Carry in Our Bones : Irish History for Americans

Author: Juilene Osborne-McKnight
Publisher: Gretna : Pelican Publishing Company, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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More than forty million Americans claim Irish ancestry. This lively book explains how and why they got to the U.S. and shows how their history made them who they are. From prehistoric Ireland to Irish schools in America, this well-illustrated book provides an essential overview of the ties between the Emerald Isle and the New World.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juilene Osborne-McKnight
ISBN: 9781455620715 1455620718
OCLC Number: 910993633
Description: 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Knock wood and light the pumpkin: your ancient ancestors are closer than you think --
Prehistoric Ireland: megaliths and mystery --
The origins of the Celts --
Life in ancient Ireland --
The four cycles of storytelling --
Keeping faith at the crossroad: Celtic Christianity --
Druids first, Christians later: Druidic beliefs --
Christianity comes to Ireland --
Monastic life in ancient Ireland --
Gone Viking --
No one leaves your table hungry: invasion, starvation, and emigration --
Eight hundred years of invasions --
Oliver Cromwell: the devil in Ireland --
The Scots-Irish migration to America --
A diet of potatoes: conditions ripe for disaster --
An gorta mor: the great hunger --
Away, away to Amerikay --
Irish roots and rising Irish: the Irish become American --
Pre-famine Irish Catholic immigrants --
The incoming tide --
Our ancestors "get to work" --
Politics as a ladder: Tammany Hall to the White House --
Fighting for Amerikay: the Irish in the Civil War --
The parish and the Catholic Church: helping the Irish to rise --
Meanwhile back at the ranch: rising Irish and bold Fenian men --
Diaspora.
Responsibility: written by Juilene Osborne-McKnight ; illustrated by Mara Kate McKnight.

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More than forty million Americans claim Irish ancestry. This lively book explains how and why they got to the U.S. and shows how their history made them who they are. From prehistoric Ireland to Irish schools in America, this well-illustrated book provides an essential overview of the ties between the Emerald Isle and the New World.

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Forty million Americans count themselves as Irish American, but enduring links to their Irish heritage often got lost at Ellis Island. Professor Juilene Osborne-McKnight, who teaches Irish Read more...

 
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