After all the green beer has been poured and the ubiquitous shamrocks fade away, what does it mean to be Irish American besides St Patrick's Day? This book traces the evolution of 'Irish' as a race-based identity in the US from the 19th century to the present day. Exploring how the Irish have been and continue to be socialized around race, Jennifer Nugent Duffy argues that Irish identity must be understood within the context of generational tensions between different waves of Irish immigrants as well as the Irish community's interaction with other racial minorities.
Who's Your Paddy? Racial Expectations and the Struggle for Irish American Identity - Nation of Newcomers
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