Irish America Coming into Clover

ISBN-10: 038549596X
ISBN-13: 9780385495967
Edition: N/A
Authors: Maureen Dezell
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Description: Old-time politics, piety, and St. Patrick’s Day parades loom large when the Irish come to the American mind. None truly represents the complex legacy or contributions of the nation’s oldest ethnic group, who rank among the most highly educated and  More...

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List price: $16.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Old-time politics, piety, and St. Patrick’s Day parades loom large when the Irish come to the American mind. None truly represents the complex legacy or contributions of the nation’s oldest ethnic group, who rank among the most highly educated and affluent Americans today. In Irish America, Maureen Dezell takes a new and invigorated look at Americans of Irish Catholic ancestry — who they are, and how they got that way. A welcome antidote to so many standard-issue, sentimental representations of the Irish in the United States, Irish America focuses on popular culture as well as politics; the Irish in the Midwest and West as well as the East; the “new Irish” immigrants; the complicated role of the Church today; and the unheralded heritage of Irish American women. Deftly weaving history, reporting, and the observations of more than 100 men and women of Irish descent on both sides of the Atlantic, Dezell presents an insightful and highly readable portrait of a people and a culture.

Maureen Dezell (Brookline, MA) is a veteran journalist and author. A former "Boston Globe" living/arts reporter, she covered health care issues and ethics for the "Boston Phoenix" and reported on the business and politics of health care for "Boston Business Journal". Author of the critically acclaimed "Irish America: Coming into Clover, " Dezell is now a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in "The New Republic, American Health, Child, ARTNews, " and "The New York Times." She teaches journalism at Emerson College in Boston.Carrie Hill (Paragonah, UT) has a PhD in counseling psychology with a minor in gerontology from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her professional experiences include geropsychology and neuropsychology rotations at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, two years as a nursing home clinician for the Jefferson Center for Mental Health in Colorado, and five years as the Southern Utah Regional Director of the Alzheimer s Association. She has published more than a dozen journal articles and book chapters and has conducted presentations at local, state, and national events in the areas of Alzheimer s, caregiving, and cross-cultural psychology. Hill is the About.com Guide to Alzheimer s Disease.

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