By Bernadette Whelan

ISBN-10: 071908301X

ISBN-13: 9780719083013

This e-book reconstructs American consular task in eire from 1790 to 1913 and elucidates the interconnectedness of America's overseas pursuits, Irish nationalism and British imperialism.

Its originality lies in that it really is in accordance with an interrogation of yankee, British and Irish information, and covers over 100 years of yank, Irish and British relatives in the course of the put up of the yank consular respectable whereas additionally uncovering the consul's position in seminal occasions equivalent to the battle of 1812, the 1845-51 Irish famine, the yank Civil conflict, Fenianism and mass Irish emigration. it's a heritage of the boys who crammed posts as consuls, vice consuls, deputy consuls and consular brokers. It unearths their identities, how they interpreted and carried out US international coverage, their outsider viewpoint on occasions in either eire and the United States and their contribution to the increasing transatlantic relationship.

The paintings intersects diaspora reviews, emigration historical past and diplomatic kinfolk in addition to illuminating the respective Irish-American, Anglo-Irish and Anglo-American relationships.

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