Blackness and Transatlantic Irish Identity: Celtic Soul Brothers

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-17
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Blackness and Transatlantic Irish Identity analyzes the long history of imagined and real relationships between the Irish and African-Americans. Onkey examines how Irish and Irish-American identity is often constructed through or against African-Americans, mapping this through the work of writers, playwrights, political activists, and musicians.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: "Aren't We a Little White for That Kind of Thing?"p. 1
"A Representative Americanized Irishman": John Boyle O'Reillyp. 32
Meleesp. 63
Bernadette's Legacyp. 100
Ray Charles on Hyndford Street: Van Morrison's Caledonian Soulp. 136
Born Under a Bad Signp. 159
Conclusion: Micks for O'Bamaghp. 189
Notesp. 193
Works Citedp. 207
Indexp. 217
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