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by Kerby A. Miller

Rich in human detail, penetrating in analysis, this book is social history on an epic scale. The first "transatlantic" history of the Irish, Emigrants and Exiles offers the fullest account yet of the diverse waves of Irish emigration to North America. Drawing on enormous original research, Miller focuses on the thought and behavior of the "ordinary" Irish emigrants, as revealed in their personal letters, diaries, journals, and memoirs as well as in their songs, poems and folklore. Miller shows that the exile mentality was deeply rooted in Irish history, culture and personality, and it profoundly affected both the traumatic course of modern Irish history and the Irish experience in America.
Download Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America (Oxford Paperbacks) epub
ISBN: 0195051874
ISBN13: 978-0195051872
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: Kerby A. Miller
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (January 21, 1988)
Pages: 684 pages
ePUB size: 1399 kb
FB2 size: 1624 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 539
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This excellent history is a must-have for American family genealogists with Irish roots - it is one thing to know the names of your ancestors, but another to truly comprehend their experience as immigrants and the social and economic issues they encountered when they arrived in America. If you are a writer who is interested in accurately reflecting the Irish American experience pre and post-immigration, this is an excellent resource. Even though the book was published in 1985, the thoroughly researched material remains relevant and accurate. The book is a scholarly work written by a serious scholar, but if you have interest in or need for the material, you find the content engaging and useful. Note: I did not read the material chronologically as I am interested in specific time periods and social issues, but the book's chronological order and index make it easy to locate the content one is seeking.
This book is going to take me months, if not years, to read! I don't know who the author was writing for but not the the average reader, that's for sure. I have to have a dictionary by me & even then don't understand what he is trying to say because of some of his sentence structure. I have 3 yrs of college, went to nursing school, & was an RN nearly 30 years so I can't read that far below normal but, geeze, this is a chore. However, there is really good information in it & I know, if I can ever plow through it, I will be glad I did. I just wish it weren't written so lofty for some kind of scholars so it would be more pleasurable to read.
This is a very in-depth research of the topic as stated in the title. If you are interested in Irish history this book is quite informative and interesting. However, it is not lite reading because of the author's detailed efforts to convey to the reader the many reasons why Ireland and the Irish people came to be such a distinctive population. These are reasons that cannot easily be summed up in a few short pages, but I do think the author could have done a better job in summarizing his information. Refreshingly, the author only lets his personal biases creep into the book occasionally. Most disappointing is that my paperback copy of this book was marred by an imperfect printing and many of the words on the left side of opposing pages were hardly readable. It became quite frustrating to have to guess at some of them.

To anyone who is doing research, this is a good read.
Dense with pertinent facts.
I would’ve given it five stars if “North America” included more about the Irish Canadians - the path my ancestors took to America. It has very little about outside the US.
Required for class. Interesting
Truly a well written highly informative detailed account of Ireland happenings over the long ago to present years. Recommend for those everyone seeking an interesting read and particularly for those seeking information on those that came before us during the rough tough times that seemed always to go on and on for those of us that will always be from Ireland yet forever contacted to Ireland.

Exactly as described