More than 45 million Americans today can claim some degree of Irish ancestry. Kevin Kenny covers the period of 1700 - 2000 when more than seven million Irish men, women and children migrated to the USA and examines the concentrated mass migration of five million which occurred between 1820 - 1920. This vast movement of people played a significant role in the shaping of modern Ireland and America. .
Offers an extended analysis of the conditions in Ireland which led to the mass migration, as well as, the effects in the economic, political and cultural development in the United states.
Those interested in the Irish American population and their history. Also available in Hardcover 0-582-27818-X.