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Transnational Revolutionaries: The Fenian Invasion of Canada, 1866

Transnational Revolutionaries: The Fenian Invasion of Canada, 1866

Doolin, David, author

The organization of several thousand Irish American men into a military outfit, which then attempted to invade Canada from within the United States, is a significant historical event that remains largely unexplored from an Irish and Irish American perspective. This study explores the details behind the Fenian invasion of Canada. The organization of several thousand Irish American men into a military outfit, which then attempted to invade Canada from within the United States, is a significant historical event that remains largely unexplored from an Irish and Irish American perspective. This study offers a fuller exploration of the details behind the Fenian invasion, asking why Irish immigrants were motivated to shape American international policy and examining the ways in which the Fenians defined identity as a transnational phenomenon. By taking a fresh look at the Irish foray, the author reveals new aspects to Irish immigrant negotiations of belonging - a prototypical transnationalism, accompanied by a broad-ranging anti-imperialism. This book places the Irish American Fenians in their proper context, demonstrating their central importance within American, Irish and Irish American history. Its publication coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Fenian invasion of Canada

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Published Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Edition, 2015

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Statement of responsibility: David Doolin
ISBN: 303530789X, 9783035307894
Physical Description: 1 volume
Subject: France; North America; Society & culture: general; Ireland; History; Political science & theory; History of the Americas; European history; United Kingdom, Great Britain
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9783034319225