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Rethinking the Irish in the American SouthBeyond Rounders and Reelers$
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Bryan Albin Giemza

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617037986

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617037986.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) Introduction
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Rethinking the Irish in the American South
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Bryan Albin Giemza

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037986.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the main themes covered in the book, which aims to apply interdisciplinary perspectives to re-examine the Irish in the South, calling into question received ways of understanding how Irish culture was transmitted into the South. Rather than seeing the Irish presence as “natural,” or a historic fait accompli, the following chapters see the presence as something historicized and unstable. Taken collectively, they offer a new framework for interpreting the Irish presence in the region.

Keywords:   American South, Irish culture, southern culture

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