Golden streets, bitter tears: The Irish image of America during the era of mass migration

September 1990
Journal of American Ethnic History;Fall90-Winter91, Vol. 10 Issue 1/2, p16
Academic Journal
Examines mythical Irish images of America during the era of mass migration in the 18th and 19th centuries. Prevalence of the myth among Irish country people that views America as an earthly paradise; Change in Irish Protestants' attitude toward a population movement dominated by Catholics; Irish rural-dwellers' fantastic illusion of an American paradise.


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