Beyond the American Pale: The Irish in the West, 1845-1910

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/1/2010
  • Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr
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Examines this multifaceted experience of the American Irish and offers a fresh and discerning account of America's westward expansion.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The American Palep. 1
Unwelcome Strangers: The Irish and the American West
From Ireland to America's Mythic West: William L. O'Brien's Working-Class Grand Tourp. 15
Irrepressible Conflict: Systems of Slavery in the Civil War Erap. 44
Slavery, the Irish, and Western Americap. 76
Most Unlikely Westernersp. 107
Savage Twins: Indians and Irish on the Borderp. 138
An Alternate Frontier: The Irish in the American West
Border Wars: Clustered Irish across the Meridianp. 175
Finding a ˘Fair Living÷: Patterns of Irish Migration and Settlement in the Westp. 210
The Worlds the Irish Made: Transplanting the Townlands to Western Americap. 250
An Alternate Frontier: The Irish Strain in Labor's Western American Heartlandp. 287
Epilogue: A Different Kind of Westp. 336
Appendix: Western Communities That Sent Contributions to Support Irish Nationalism (1880-1882, 1905)p. 351
Notesp. 357
Bibliographyp. 401
Acknowledgmentsp. 459
Indexp. 463
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