How the Irish Became White
ISBN10: 0415913845 ISBN13: 9780415913843 Publisher: Routledge Published: Dec 1 1995 Weight: 1.35lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
How the Irish Became White explodes a number of myths surrounding race in our society. Focusing on how the Irish were assimilated as "whites" in America, Noel Ignatiev uncovers the roots of conflict between Irish Americans and African Americans and draws a powerful connection between Irish "success" in nineteenth-century American society and their embrace of white supremacy.