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Published: 21 January 1988

704 Pages

5-1/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195051872

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Emigrants and Exiles

Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America

Kerby A. Miller

Miller focuses on the thought and behavior of the "ordinary" Irish emigrants, as revealed in their personal letters, diaries, journals, and memoirs as well as in their songs, poems, and folklore. Depicting how Irish history, culture and personality lay at the root of the exile mentality, Miller discusses the profound effect this mentality had on both the traumatic course of modern Irish history and the Irish experience in America.