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The Resource A Land of Dreams : ethnicity, nationalism, and the Irish in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine, 1880-1923, Patrick Mannion

A Land of Dreams : ethnicity, nationalism, and the Irish in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine, 1880-1923, Patrick Mannion

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A Land of Dreams : ethnicity, nationalism, and the Irish in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine, 1880-1923
Title
A Land of Dreams
Title remainder
ethnicity, nationalism, and the Irish in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine, 1880-1923
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Patrick Mannion
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eng
Summary
"Wherever they settled, immigrants from Ireland and their descendants shaped and reshaped their understanding of being Irish in response to circumstances in both the old and new worlds. In A Land of Dreams, Patrick Mannion analyzes and compares the evolution of Irish identity in three communities on the prow of northeastern North America: St John's, Newfoundland, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Portland, Maine, in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. These three port cities, home to diverse Irish populations in different stages of development and in different national contexts, provide a fascinating setting for a study of intergenerational ethnicity. Mannion traces how Irishness could, at certain points, form the basis of a strong, cohesive identity among Catholics of Irish descent, while at other times it faded into the background. Although there was a consistent, often romantic gaze across the Atlantic to the old land, many of the organizations that helped mediate large-scale public engagement with the affairs of Ireland - especially Irish nationalist associations - spread from further west on the North American mainland. Irish ethnicity did not, therefore, develop in isolation, but rather as a result of a complex interplay of local, regional, national, and transnational networks. This volume shows that despite a growing generational distance, Ireland remained "a land of dreams" for many immigrants and their descendants. They were connected to a transnational Irish diaspora well into the twentieth century."--
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Mannion, Patrick
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305.89160715
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  • maps
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index present
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Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
McGill-Queen's studies in ethnic history. Series two
Series volume
46
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  • Irish
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  • Irish
  • Irish
  • Nationalism
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A Land of Dreams : ethnicity, nationalism, and the Irish in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine, 1880-1923, Patrick Mannion
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-317) and index
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Contents
Tables and figures -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations. Introduction: the Irish diaspora in comparative perspective -- The setting: St. John's, Newfoundland; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Portland, Maine -- Everyday Irishness: associational life, 1880-1910 -- Charitable relief, the Land League, and home rule nationalism, 1880-1891 -- The changing face of ethnicity: waning nationalism and the Catholic Church -- Reinvented nationalism: the Third Home Rule Bill, the Ulster Crisis, and the First World War, 1911-1918 -- An ethnic resurgence: engagement with Irish nationalism, 1919-1923 -- Conclusion: understanding Irish ethnicity in the diaspora. Appendices : Occupational categories -- Biographical details of members of the Portland Ancient Order of Hibernians, 1912 -- Traceable members of the Portland Land League, 1881-1882 -- Provisional dominion council of the self-determined for Ireland League of Newfoundland, October 1920 -- Names and occupations of the 1920 Portland Friends of Irish Freedom Executive. Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1012789506
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 332 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780773553613
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1012789506
Label
A Land of Dreams : ethnicity, nationalism, and the Irish in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine, 1880-1923, Patrick Mannion
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tables and figures -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations. Introduction: the Irish diaspora in comparative perspective -- The setting: St. John's, Newfoundland; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Portland, Maine -- Everyday Irishness: associational life, 1880-1910 -- Charitable relief, the Land League, and home rule nationalism, 1880-1891 -- The changing face of ethnicity: waning nationalism and the Catholic Church -- Reinvented nationalism: the Third Home Rule Bill, the Ulster Crisis, and the First World War, 1911-1918 -- An ethnic resurgence: engagement with Irish nationalism, 1919-1923 -- Conclusion: understanding Irish ethnicity in the diaspora. Appendices : Occupational categories -- Biographical details of members of the Portland Ancient Order of Hibernians, 1912 -- Traceable members of the Portland Land League, 1881-1882 -- Provisional dominion council of the self-determined for Ireland League of Newfoundland, October 1920 -- Names and occupations of the 1920 Portland Friends of Irish Freedom Executive. Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1012789506
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 332 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780773553613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1012789506

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