The green and the gray : the Irish in the Confederate States ofAmerica (eBook, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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The green and the gray : the Irish in the Confederate States ofAmerica

Author: David T Gleeson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
Series: Civil War America (Series); Civil War America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Why did many Irish Americans, who did not have a direct connection to slavery, choose to fight for the Confederacy? This perplexing question is at the heart of this sweeping analysis of the Irish in the Confederate States of America. Taking a broad view of the subject, it considers the role of Irish southerners in the debates over secession and the formation of the Confederacy, their experiences as soldiers, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: e-books
History
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David T Gleeson
ISBN: 1469607573 146961250X 9781469607573 9781469612508
OCLC Number: 1135829208
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xiii, 307 pages).
Contents: Introduction: the fighting Irish --
Reluctant secessionists: the Irish, southern politics, and the birth of the Confederacy --
Irish rebels, southern rebels: the Irish join the Confederate Army --
Faugh a ballagh! (clear the way!): the Irish in the Confederate Army --
Hard times: the Irish on the home front --
For God, Erin, and Carolina: Irish Catholics in the Confederacy --
Another "lost cause": the Irish after the Confederacy --
Conclusion:ambiguous Confederates.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series); Civil War America.
Responsibility: David T. Gleeson.

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Why did many Irish Americans, who did not have a direct connection to slavery, choose to fight for the Confederacy? This perplexing question is at the heart of Gleeson's comprehensive analysis of the  Read more...

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