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The Resource Under the starry flag : how a band of Irish Americans joined the Fenian revolt and sparked a crisis over citizenship, Lucy E. Salyer

Under the starry flag : how a band of Irish Americans joined the Fenian revolt and sparked a crisis over citizenship, Lucy E. Salyer

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Under the starry flag : how a band of Irish Americans joined the Fenian revolt and sparked a crisis over citizenship
Title
Under the starry flag
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how a band of Irish Americans joined the Fenian revolt and sparked a crisis over citizenship
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Lucy E. Salyer
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1867 forty Irish-American freedom fighters, outfitted with guns and ammunition, sailed to Ireland to join the effort to end British rule. Yet they never got a chance to fight. British authorities arrested them for treason as soon as they landed, sparking an international conflict that dragged the United States and England to the brink of war. Under the Starry Flag recounts this gripping legal saga, a prelude to today's immigration battles. The Fenians, as the freedom fighters were known, claimed American citizenship. British authorities disagreed, insisting that naturalized Irish Americans remained British subjects. Following in the wake of the Civil War, the Fenian crisis dramatized anew the idea of citizenship as an inalienable right, as natural as freedom of speech and religion. The captivating trial of these men illustrated the stakes of extending those rights to arrivals from far-flung lands. The case of the Fenians, Lucy E. Salyer shows, led to landmark treaties and laws acknowledging the right of exit. The U.S. Congress passed the Expatriation Act of 1868, which guaranteed the right to renounce one's citizenship, in the same month it granted citizenship to former American slaves. The small ruckus created by these impassioned Irish Americans provoked a human rights revolution that is not, even now, fully realized. Placing Reconstruction-era debates over citizenship within a global context, Under the Starry Flag raises important questions about citizenship and immigration.--
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Salyer, Lucy E
Dewey number
342.4108/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF801
LC item number
.S277 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Citizenship
  • Expatriation
  • Expatriation
  • Irish Americans
  • Fenians
  • United States
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Citizenship
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Expatriation
  • Fenians
  • Irish Americans
  • Great Britain
  • United States
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Under the starry flag : how a band of Irish Americans joined the Fenian revolt and sparked a crisis over citizenship, Lucy E. Salyer
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Erin's hope and the forgotten right of expatriation -- Part One. The Fenians and the making of a crisis: Clonakilty, God help us! -- Exiles and expatriates -- The Fenian pest -- Civis Americanus sum -- Part Two. Citizenship on trial: A floating rebellion -- The voice from the dungeon -- All the world's a stage -- Part Three. Reconstructing citizenship: Are naturalized Americans, Americans? -- This is a white man's government! -- The politics of expatriation -- Private diplomatizing -- Treating expatriation -- Epilogue: Exits
Control code
1023094595
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780674057630
Lccn
2018015222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028510908
System control number
(OCoLC)1023094595
Label
Under the starry flag : how a band of Irish Americans joined the Fenian revolt and sparked a crisis over citizenship, Lucy E. Salyer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue: Erin's hope and the forgotten right of expatriation -- Part One. The Fenians and the making of a crisis: Clonakilty, God help us! -- Exiles and expatriates -- The Fenian pest -- Civis Americanus sum -- Part Two. Citizenship on trial: A floating rebellion -- The voice from the dungeon -- All the world's a stage -- Part Three. Reconstructing citizenship: Are naturalized Americans, Americans? -- This is a white man's government! -- The politics of expatriation -- Private diplomatizing -- Treating expatriation -- Epilogue: Exits
Control code
1023094595
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780674057630
Lccn
2018015222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028510908
System control number
(OCoLC)1023094595

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