Wherever Green Is Worn

Wherever Green Is Worn The Story of the Irish Diaspora

Paperback (04 Apr 2002) | English

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Far more Irishmen live outside Ireland than within it. This fascinating study, by Ireland's best known and most controversial contemporary historian, reveals why this is, how it has come about and what the realities are today - political, economic, religious and cultural - for the populations of the 'Irish Diaspora' and the countries they now inhabit. Based on first-hand research in America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe (including, of course, the UK), this book reveals the workings of Irish communities throughout the world, some with great political and economic power (such as in the US, where the Irish political tradition has dominated politics from the 19th century Tammany Hall to presidents Kennedy and Clinton), some with enormous moral authority (including Irish religious communities in Africa) and others living in poverty on the fringes of society.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099958505
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Arrow Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 909.049162
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 746
Weight: 560g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 49mm