The Resource John Mitchel : Irish nationalist, Southern secessionist, Bryan P. McGovern

John Mitchel : Irish nationalist, Southern secessionist, Bryan P. McGovern

Label
John Mitchel : Irish nationalist, Southern secessionist
Title
John Mitchel
Title remainder
Irish nationalist, Southern secessionist
Statement of responsibility
Bryan P. McGovern
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book chronicles the life and times of John Mitchel, a radical Irish nationalist who relocated to the American South, where he became an ardent supporter of the Confederacy before and during the Civil War." "Mitchel was exiled for his beliefs by the British government in 1848, during the Great Famine (1845-52). Though neither a peasant nor a Catholic, he empathized with the plight of over one million impoverished Irish Catholic emigrants who fled starvation. These expatriates believed that they had been forced unwillingly from their homes by the British government, which they also blamed for causing the famine or at least creating conditions that seriously threatened Irish survival. As a publisher of several expatriate newspapers, Mitchel was able to echo the sentiments of his audience, and perhaps more important, shape the prevailing attitudes of Irish Americans attempting to adjust to a hostile society. Well educated, bourgeois, and respected by the Irish immigrant community, the Protestant Mitchel became an ardent Irish nationalist during a time when most Irish Protestants, including the "Scotch-Irish" in America, were becoming almost uniformly opposed to Irish nationalism. In giving full treatment to his experience in America, this first contemporary biography of Mitchel addresses the basic paradox of his ideology: why an Irish nationalist who called for an end to the British "enslavement" of the Irish enthusiastically supported the slave society of the American South. It thus sheds invaluable light on how Irish nationalism played out on both sides of the Atlantic and on issues of racism and cultural assimilation facing the United States during the mid-nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGovern, Bryan P
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
DA950.23.M6
LC item number
M34 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mitchel, John
  • Mitchel, John
  • Nationalists
  • Irish
  • United States
Label
John Mitchel : Irish nationalist, Southern secessionist, Bryan P. McGovern
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-283) and index
Contents
  • An Irish citizen returns from exile
  • Mitchel's formative years
  • An ecumenical and cultural nationalist
  • Mitchel assesses the Famine
  • The Irish Confederation
  • In exile
  • Race, culture, and the South
  • A Southern citizen
  • Mitchel and Fenianism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 293 p.
Isbn
9781572336544
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008039664
System control number
  • 3234964-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3234964
  • (Sirsi) o247964045
  • (OCoLC)247964045
Label
John Mitchel : Irish nationalist, Southern secessionist, Bryan P. McGovern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-283) and index
Contents
  • An Irish citizen returns from exile
  • Mitchel's formative years
  • An ecumenical and cultural nationalist
  • Mitchel assesses the Famine
  • The Irish Confederation
  • In exile
  • Race, culture, and the South
  • A Southern citizen
  • Mitchel and Fenianism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 293 p.
Isbn
9781572336544
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008039664
System control number
  • 3234964-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3234964
  • (Sirsi) o247964045
  • (OCoLC)247964045

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