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The Irish in the Atlantic World ed. by David T. Gleeson (review)

The Irish in the Atlantic World ed. by David T. Gleeson (review) more unfamiliar objects that--for the most part--connect deeply with seminal moments in Irish history, O'Toole offers readers the possibility of making their ideas of the Irish nation and Irish culture anew. It is a welcome addition to popular literature. MELINDA GRIMSLEY-SMITH The Irish in the Atlantic World, edited by David T. Gleeson, pp. 344. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2010. $69.95. In recent decades, scholars have increasingly used the paradigm of the "`Atlantic World" to understand the complex social, economic, and cultural ties binding peoples on American and European sides of the Atlantic from the Early Modern era to the present. Since its inception in the late nineteenth century, this paradigm has been recast with great frequency to understand complex trade relationships, the foundations of empires, migrations, and their impact on peoples throughout this global region. Editor David T. Gleeson's The Irish in the Atlantic World embraces this model in an effort to understand the complexities of the Irish diaspora, and its effect on the Americas and Ireland. The volume is a carefully edited compellation of diverse interdisciplinary conference papers given at the 2007 Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World Conference. The cross-disciplinary approach ensures that offerings http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Hibernia Review Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas

The Irish in the Atlantic World ed. by David T. Gleeson (review)

New Hibernia Review , Volume 18 (1) – Mar 15, 2014

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Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas
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more unfamiliar objects that--for the most part--connect deeply with seminal moments in Irish history, O'Toole offers readers the possibility of making their ideas of the Irish nation and Irish culture anew. It is a welcome addition to popular literature. MELINDA GRIMSLEY-SMITH The Irish in the Atlantic World, edited by David T. Gleeson, pp. 344. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2010. $69.95. In recent decades, scholars have increasingly used the paradigm of the "`Atlantic World" to understand the complex social, economic, and cultural ties binding peoples on American and European sides of the Atlantic from the Early Modern era to the present. Since its inception in the late nineteenth century, this paradigm has been recast with great frequency to understand complex trade relationships, the foundations of empires, migrations, and their impact on peoples throughout this global region. Editor David T. Gleeson's The Irish in the Atlantic World embraces this model in an effort to understand the complexities of the Irish diaspora, and its effect on the Americas and Ireland. The volume is a carefully edited compellation of diverse interdisciplinary conference papers given at the 2007 Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World Conference. The cross-disciplinary approach ensures that offerings

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New Hibernia ReviewCenter for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas

Published: Mar 15, 2014

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