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The Resource United Irishmen, United States : Immigrant Radicals in the Early Republic

United Irishmen, United States : Immigrant Radicals in the Early Republic

Label
United Irishmen, United States : Immigrant Radicals in the Early Republic
Title
United Irishmen, United States
Title remainder
Immigrant Radicals in the Early Republic
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Among the thousands of political refugees who flooded into the United States during the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, none had a greater impact on the early republic than the United Irishmen. They were, according to one Federalist, "the most God-provoking Democrats on this side of Hell." "Every United Irishman," insisted another, "ought to be hunted from the country, as much as a wolf or a tyger." David A. Wilson's lively book is the first to focus specifically on the experiences, attitudes, and ideas of the United Irishmen in the United States. Wilson argues that America served a powerful symbolic and psychological function for the United Irishmen as a place of wish-fulfillment, where the broken dreams of the failed Irish revolution could be realized. The United Irishmen established themselves on the radical wing of the Republican Party, and contributed to Jefferson's "second American Revolution" of 1800; John Adams counted them among the "foreigners and degraded characters" whom he blamed for his defeat. After Jefferson's victory, the United Irishmen set out to destroy the Federalists and democratize the Republicans. Some of them believed that their work was preparing the way for the millennium in America. Convinced that the example of America could ultimately inspire the movement for a democratic republic back home, they never lost sight of the struggle for Irish independence. It was the United Irishmen, writes Wilson, who originated the persistent and powerful tradition of Irish-American nationalism
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, David A.
Dewey number
973/.049162
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E184.I6W47 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United Irishmen
  • Irish Americans
  • Radicalism
  • United States
  • Ireland
  • United Irishmen
  • HISTORY
  • Irish Americans
  • Politics and government
  • Radicalism
  • Ireland
  • United States
Label
United Irishmen, United States : Immigrant Radicals in the Early Republic
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Most God-Provoking Democrats on This Side of Hell; Chapter 1 A Green Bough; Chapter 2 Hordes of Wild Irishmen; Chapter 3 The Land of Liberty; Chapter 4 Humbling the British Tyrant; Chapter 5 Marching to Irish Music; Chapter 6 Signs of the Times; Chapter 7 No Excluded Class; Chapter 8 The Cause of Ireland; Conclusion: The Tradition of All the Dead Generations; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y
Control code
1038483598
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (236 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501711596
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038483598
Label
United Irishmen, United States : Immigrant Radicals in the Early Republic
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Most God-Provoking Democrats on This Side of Hell; Chapter 1 A Green Bough; Chapter 2 Hordes of Wild Irishmen; Chapter 3 The Land of Liberty; Chapter 4 Humbling the British Tyrant; Chapter 5 Marching to Irish Music; Chapter 6 Signs of the Times; Chapter 7 No Excluded Class; Chapter 8 The Cause of Ireland; Conclusion: The Tradition of All the Dead Generations; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y
Control code
1038483598
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (236 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501711596
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038483598

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