By Bernadette Whelan
Its originality lies in that it truly is in keeping with an interrogation of yank, British and Irish files, and covers over 100 years of yank, Irish and British kinfolk during the publish of the yankee consular legitimate whereas additionally uncovering the consul's function in seminal occasions reminiscent of the struggle of 1812, the 1845-51 Irish famine, the yank Civil struggle, Fenianism and mass Irish emigration. it's a heritage of the lads who crammed posts as consuls, vice consuls, deputy consuls and consular brokers. It unearths their identities, how they interpreted and carried out US overseas coverage, their outsider viewpoint on occasions in either eire and the USA and their contribution to the increasing transatlantic relationship.
The paintings intersects diaspora experiences, emigration historical past and diplomatic kin in addition to illuminating the respective Irish-American, Anglo-Irish and Anglo-American relationships.
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American Government in Ireland, 1790-1913: A History of the US Consular Service by Bernadette Whelan