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On the eve of the Civil War, the Irish were one of America's largest ethnic groups, and approximately 150,000 fought for the Union. Analyzing letters and diaries written by soldiers and civilians; military, church, and diplomatic records; and community newspapers, Susannah Ural Bruce significantly expands the story of Irish-American Catholics in the Civil War, and reveals a complex picture of those who fought for the Union.

While the population was diverse, many Irish Americans had dual loyalties to the U.S. and Ireland, which influenced their decisions to volunteer, fight, or end their military service. When the Union cause supported their interests in Ireland and America, large numbers of Irish Americans enlisted. However, as the war progressed, the Emancipation Proclamation, federal draft, and sharp rise in casualties caused Irish Americans to question—and sometimes abandon—the war effort because they viewed such changes as detrimental to their families and futures in America and Ireland.

By recognizing these competing and often fluid loyalties, The Harp and the Eagle sheds new light on the relationship between Irish-American volunteers and the Union Army, and how the Irish made sense of both the Civil War and their loyalty to the United States.

Synopsis:

This series brings together a carefully edited selection of the most influential and enduring articles on central topics in social and political theory. Each volume contains ten to twelve articles and an introductory essay by the editor.

About the Author

Susannah J. Ural is associate professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi and a Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of War and Society. She is the author of The Harp and the Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865 (NYU Press, 2006).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814721698
Editor:
Elster, Jon
Author:
Elster, Jon
Author:
Ural, Susannah
Author:
Elater, Jon
Author:
Elster, John
Publisher:
New York University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Choice (psychology)
Subject:
Social choice
Subject:
Choice.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Readings in Social & Political Theory
Series Volume:
nos. 27 & 28, 1986
Publication Date:
19861131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
266
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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