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American Government in Ireland, 1790-1913: A History of the US Consular Service

Bernadette Whelan


This book reconstructs American consular activity in Ireland from 1790 to 1913 and elucidates the interconnectedness of America's foreign interests, Irish nationalism and British imperialism. Its originality lies in that it is based on an interrogation of American, British and Irish archives, and covers over one hundred years of American, Irish and British relations through the post of the American consular official while also uncovering the consul's role in seminal events such as the War of 1812, the 1845–51 Irish famine, the American Civil War, Fenianism and mass Irish emigration. The book i ... More

Keywords: American consular activity, Ireland, American foreign interests, Irish nationalism, British imperialism, War of 1812, Irish famine, American Civil War, Fenianism, mass Irish emigration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719083013
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719083013.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bernadette Whelan, author