By Linda Dowling Almeida

Irish Immigrants in ny urban,
1945-1995

Linda Dowling Almeida

The tale of 1 of the main obvious teams of immigrants within the significant urban of immigrants within the final 1/2 the twentieth century.

"Almeida bargains a dynamic portrait of Irish big apple, one who retains reinventing itself less than new circumstances."
―Hasia Diner, manhattan University

"[Almeida’s] shut recognition to adjustments in economics, tradition, and politics on either side of the Atlantic makes [this publication] one of many extra entire functions of the ‘new social heritage’ to a modern American ethnic group." ―Roger Daniels, college of Cincinnati

It is envisioned that one in 3 big apple urban citizens is an immigrant. No different American urban has a inhabitants composed of such a lot of varied nationalities. of those "foreign born," a comparatively small percent come without delay from eire, however the Irish presence within the city―and America―is ubiquitous. within the 1990 census, Irish ancestry used to be claimed via over part one million New Yorkers and by way of forty four million national. The Irish presence in renowned American tradition has additionally been hugely visible.

Yet for the entire realization given to Irish american citizens, strangely little has been acknowledged approximately post–World conflict II immigrants. Almeida’s study takes vital steps towards figuring out glossy Irish immigration. evaluating Nineteen Fifties Irish immigrants with the "New Irish" of the Eighties, Almeida presents insights into the evolution of the Irish American id and addresses the position of the U.S. and eire in shaping it.

She unearths, between different issues, that social and monetary growth in eire has heightened expectancies for Irish immigrants. yet even as they face higher demanding situations in gaining felony place of abode, a state of affairs that has led the hot Irish to reject many agencies that lengthy supported prior generations of Irish immigrants in want of latest ones better-suited to their needs.

Linda Dowling Almeida, Adjunct Professor of heritage at big apple collage, has released articles at the "New Irish" in the USA and is an established member of the recent York Irish background Roundtable. She additionally edited quantity eight of the magazine manhattan Irish History.

March 2001
232 pages, 6 1/8 x nine 1/4, index, append.
cloth 0-253-33843-3 $35.00 s / £26.5

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