Description of the Course: Irish America will examine the impact of Irish immigration to the United States. Approximately nine million Irish men and women entered this country from 1700 until the present. We will study the social, cultural, political and economic interplay between these immigrants and the United States. To understand the Irish in America it will also be necessary to look at events happening in modern Ireland which resulted in the exodus.
Topics Covered Include: Ireland, the Great Famine, immigration, Catholicism, racism, politics, labor, nationalism, and culture.
Class Meeting Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM
This course is taught by: Father William Sullivan
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Anselm College, a Benedictine, Catholic, Liberal Arts College
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