Fighting Irish in the American Civil War and the Invasion of Mexico

TitleFighting Irish in the American Civil War and the Invasion of Mexico
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMitchell, Arthur
PublisherMcFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
CityJefferson, North Carolina
Abstract

This edited collection of essays focuses on the Irish who fought during the great mid-nineteenth-century wars that convulsed a continent. The "fighting" here takes on a variety of forms, from trading volleys on the front lines to marching in partisan ranks against nativist political candidates, violently defending the economic high ground from perceived competitors, and cutting through bureaucracy to secure postwar service pensions. Essayists employ equally expansive definitions of Irish, meaning that in the end, this volume's subject matter proves far less straightforward than it initially appears. [ProjectMuse]

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1017/ihs.2019.75
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