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The Irish and the Imagination of Race : White Supremacy across the Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century

Title
The Irish and the Imagination of Race : White Supremacy across the Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century / Patrick R. O'Malley.
ISBN
9780813950556
9780813950570
Publication
London : University of Virginia Press, 2023.
Manufacture
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000
Copyright Notice Date
©2023.
Physical Description
1 online resource (324 pages).
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Summary
"This book analyzes the role of Irishness in the nineteenth-century constructions of race and racialization, both in the British Isles and in the United States. Centering the years immediately preceding the American Civil War, it asks how the seemingly liberationist politics of many mid-nineteenth-century Irish nationalist writers could fail to comprehend the ethical necessity of opposing both race-based chattel enslavement in the United States and the structures of white supremacy that underwrote and ultimately outlived it. Many of the writers O'Malley focuses on drew specifically upon the image of Black suffering as support for their arguments for Irish political enfranchisement; yet, in doing so, they frequently fell into what he identifies as a failure of translation, a misrepresentation of the fundamental differences between Irish and Black experience under the regimes of white supremacy"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Project MUSE complete collection 2023.
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 20, 2023
Contents
Nineteenth-century Irishness and the construction of race
The Gothic Palimpsest of Black and Irish histories
From Irish Bardicism to the white nationalist verse epic
Irish American Whiteness in The Garies and their Friends
John Mitchel and the polemic of white grievance
Performing sympathy in The Octoroon
Coda: The Irish national tale and confederate nostalgia.
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