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Irish Nationalists in America: The Politics of Exile, 1798–1998

David Brundage


This book is a full-scale history of Irish nationalists in the United States from the brief exile of Theobald Wolfe Tone, founder of Irish republican nationalism, in Philadelphia on the eve of the 1798 Irish rebellion to the role of Bill Clinton’s White House in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland. Irish American nationalism is seen as an example of a larger phenomenon, sometimes called diasporic or “long-distance” nationalism. Into the narrative are woven a number of the analytical perspectives that have recently transformed the study of nationalism, including its “imagined” or ... More

Keywords: Irish American nationalism, global migration, long-distance nationalism, political exile, abolition, women’s rights, Irish diaspora

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780195331776
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331776.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Brundage, author
Professor of History, University of California, Santa Cruz