Irish-Americans and Ireland Term Paper by Nicky

Irish-Americans and Ireland
A look at the impact of Irish-Americans on the policies in Ireland.
# 146887 | 2,730 words | 10 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jan 22, 2011 in History (British) , History (European - 19th century) , Hot Topics (Immigration)

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This paper examines the history of Irish-American immigrants and associations and their impact on policy and even rebellions in Ireland. The paper names some of the most influential immigrant associations founded in the US, then shows how these groups aided Ireland during the 1848 rebellion against the British. Next, the paper explores other reasons for establishing Irish immigrant associations in the US, such as the bad treatment they received by the established population. It also describes the differing goals of the groups and how this caused division among the immigrants. Finally, the paper details the Easter Uprising and how some Irish-American associations supplied weapons and moral support to the struggle.

From the Paper:

" One of the most influential groups throughout the years was founded in America by some of the leaders who had left, or had been forced to leave, Ireland. Upon their arrival in America, unlike most immigrant groups, the Irish were seen as the one group that would return to their homeland at some future point. Most American citizens believed that the Irish would return to Ireland when British rule of the island was rescinded. One of the organizations included The Fenian Brotherhood founded by John O'Mahoney, one of the leaders most friendly to James Stephens, who together were key figures in the 1848 Rebellion."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Devoy, J.; (1924) Story of the Clan na Gael, Gaelic American
  • Kautt, W.H.; (1999) Anglo-Irish War, 1916 - 1921: A People's War, Westport, Conn.: Praeger Press
  • Kiberd, D.; (2000) 1916 Easter Rebellion Handbook, Dublin: Irish Academic Press
  • McGee, O.; (2005) The IRB: From the Land League to Sinn Fein, England: Free Courts Press
  • Moloney, E, (2006) Clan na Gael split a worry for Sinn Fein, Accessed 24 Feb 2009.

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