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Shades of Green Irish Regiments, American Soldiers, and Local Communities in the Civil War Era

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ISBN-10: 0823276600

ISBN-13: 9780823276608

Edition: 2018

Authors: Ryan W. Keating

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Drawing on records of about 5,500 soldiers and veterans, Shades of Green traces the organization of Irish regiments from the perspective of local communities in Connecticut, Illinois, and Wisconsin and the relationships between soldiers and the home front. Research on the impact of the Civil War on Irish Americans has traditionally fallen into one of two tracks, arguing that the Civil War either further alienated Irish immigrants from American society or that military service in defense of the Union offered these men a means of assimilation. In this study of Irish American service, Ryan W. Keating argues that neither paradigm really holds, because many Irish Americans during this time…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 7/3/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 1.14" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Ryan W. Keating is Assistant Professor of History at California State University, San Bernardino.