Beyond the American Pale: The Irish in the West, 1845-1910
Author: David Emmons
Convention has it that Irish immigrants in the nineteenth century confined themselves mainly to industrial cities of the East and Midwest. The truth is that Irish Catholics went everywhere in America and often had as much of a presence in the West as in the East. In Beyond the American Pale, David M. Emmons examines this multifaceted experience of westering Irish and, in doing so, offers a fresh and discerning account of America's westward expansion.
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Phone: (406) 243-2231
Professor Emeritus of American History
Field of Study
Modern American History; Immigration, Ethnicity, & Labor
Beyond the American Pale: The Irish in the West, 1845-1910. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2010.
The Butte Irish: Class and Ethnicity in an American Mining Town, 1875-1925. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989.
Garden in the Grasslands: Boomer Literature of the Central Great Plains. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1971.