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1 CD: Dod’s Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland, for 1892, Including all the Titled Classes, Fifty Second Year

(1892), 2006, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 971 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
"Accounts of the titled classes had hitherto been confined to those who possessed hereditary distinctions, omitting any reference to nearly one thousand officers in the colonial, diplomatic, military, naval, and civil service of the state. Bishops, Judges, Privy Councillors, and the different classes of Knights, enjoy distinctions which command universal respect, discharge functions of the highest dignity, and are in the daily habit of performing services to the State, on which the authority of England abroad and her security at home are mainly dependent; yet a complete collection of memoirs relating to those distinguished individuals remained unattempted till this publication made its first appearance." The introductory pages include illustrations of various insignia, an essay explaining the grounds for each claim to precedence, an article on the inferior titles of living peers, and a list of Her Majesty's Officers of Arms. Part One of this volume collects the following ten classes into one general dictionary, in which details are given of their titles, parentage and descent, ages, birthplaces, marriages, education, professions, residences, public services, offices, the occasions on which their titles were conferred, with numerous historical, personal, and professional details: The Peers, The Peeresses, The Bishops, The Baronets, The Scottish Judges, The Privy Council, The Knights of the Bath and of St. Michael and St. George, The Knights of the Order of the Star of India, and of the Indian Empire, The Knights Bachelor and Widows of Knights. Part Two of this volume contains several articles: The Sons, Daughters, etc. of Peers, Bearing Courtesy Titles; Modes of Addressing Letters; The Privy Council; and The Orders of Knighthood.
Price: 19.95 USD



2 Folktales of Ireland


Price: 30.00 USD



3 Friends in Life and Death: British and Irish Quakers in the Demographic Transition

Cambridge University Press

Price: 43.95 USD



4 Ireland


Price: 4.96 USD



5 Irish Americans


Price: 4.96 USD



6 Moore's Irish Melodies

Dover Publications

Price: 12.95 USD



7 The Essential Library for Irish Armericans


Price: 7.96 USD



8 The Irish Potato Famine


Price: 1.96 USD



9 The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland

Oxford University Press

Price: 14.95 USD



10 The Stones Speak: Irish Place Names From Inscriptions in . . .

New England Historical & Genealogical Soc

Price: 22.95 USD

Irish in Minnesota, Ann Regan; foreword by Bill Holm.

11 Irish in Minnesota
Ann Regan; foreword by Bill Holm.
100 pages, 6 x 9, 49 b&w illus., reading list, notes, index , paperback, Minnesota Historical Society Press
Irish immigrants to Minnesota performed two surprising feats. Generally thought in the United States to be unsuccessful as farmers, they built some of the country's most successful and enduring Irish farming communities. And in St. Paul, where they were outnumbered by Germans immigrants, they nonetheless left a lasting legacy, so that today most Minnesotans think of St. Paul as an Irish town. As farmers and laborers, policemen and politicians, maids and seamstresses, their hard work helped to build the state. Wherever they settled, the Irish founded churches and community organizations, became active in politics, and held St. Patrick's Day parades, inviting all Minnesotans to become a little bit Irish. In this new book, author Ann Regan examines the history of these surprising contradictions, telling the diverse stories of the Irish in Minnesota.

About Author
ANN REGAN is the managing editor of the Minnesota Historical Society Press.
Price: 13.95 USD

Forgetting Ireland, Bridget Connelly

12 Forgetting Ireland
Bridget Connelly
271 pages, hardback, Borealis Books
Following mysterious clues to her family's suppressed past, Connelly uncovers a town's forgotten history and an epic tale of Irish immigrants on the American frontier.
Forgetting Ireland is both a history and mystery, a story of western Ireland's Connemara coast and of Graceville, a small town in western Minnesota.
In 1880, at the height of Ireland's second famine, a ship of paupers was sent from Galway to take up land granted them by a Catholic bishop in Minnesota. There they encountered the worst winter in the state's history and nearly froze to death in shanties on the prairie. National and international newspapers featured their plight as the welfare scandal of the year, and priests and politicians traded accusations as to who was responsible. The immigrants were at last removed from the colony; their name became the town's shorthand for lying, drunken failures.
By chance more than a century later, Bridget Connelly, who grew up in Graceville, discovers her Connemara past. As Connelly uncovers the deliberately suppressed history of her family's emigration, she exposes an old scandal that surrounded the settling of the land around Graceville, one that pitted Masons, Protestants, Germans, and Yankees against Irish Catholics--and one that set lace-curtain Irish against the Connemara paupers. She also learns of an archbishop who was, according to farmer lore, "worse than Jesse James."
In this compelling combination of history and memoir, Connelly tells stories of an epochal blizzard, a famous Irish bard, an infamous Irish woman pirate, feuding frontier communities, and an archbishop's questionable legacy. She also learns why her family tried so hard to forget Ireland.

About Author
BRIDGET CONNELLY is a scholar of folklore and comparative literature and Emeritus Professor of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. Her previous book, Arab Folk Epic and Identity, was awarded the Chicago Folklore Prize and the Arberry Prize in Arabic Literature. She has received numerous awards for her work, including two Fulbright Fellowships and a Mellon grant. She lives in Berkeley and Guerneville, California.

"Bridget Connelly has a folklorist's ear for language, and she brings her characters to life as effectively as any novelist. But there is a page-turning suspense as well in the plot of this history. And there is, finally, confession and redemption--the admission and then the embrace of a denied past. Bridget Connelly is a born writer, and this is the book she was born to write." -- Jack Miles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography

"What a dazzling accomplishment: meticulous scholarly research that elucidates a family mystery so compelling that I kept reading into the small hours to reach the last page. Forgetting Ireland is the kind of book that startles with its depth, its insight, its sheer compassion, all told in a down-to-earth voice that makes me feel that I've joined Bridget Connelly and her relations for a long and satisfying visit." -- Mary Clearman Blew, author of All but the Waltz
Price: 22.95 USD

THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE: Impact, Ideology and Rebellion, Christine Kinealy

13 THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE: Impact, Ideology and Rebellion
Christine Kinealy
288 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4, paperback / softcover, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
The potato famine of 1845-51 was a pivotal event in the development of modern Ireland. No aspect of Irish life was untouched by the crisis. Kinealy offers not just a general history of the famine, but an illuminating exploration of aspects which have received little attention, including the rise in crime, the food export controversy, the role of religion, the growth of the Orange order, and the impact of the uprising in 1848.

About Author
Christine Kinealy is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where she completed a PhD on the introduction of the Poor Law to Ireland, 1838-62. She is currently a Reader at the University of Central Lancashire and an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool University.

Table of Contents
Remembering the Famine * The Government's Response to the Crisis * Philanthropy and Private Donations * Food Supply and Trade * Riot, Protest and Popular Agitation * Religion and the Churches * Repeal, Relief and Rebellion
Price: 35.95 USD



Compiled by Joanne Asala
Spiral bound, 5-1/2 x 3-1/2", 120 pages, Penfield Press
Authentic recipes from great cooks in Ireland and from Irish Americans. Features charming facts and lore. Recipes include hot mulled ale, scones, cheese toast, fish soup, baked onions, oyster souffl?, traditional spiced beef, and baked almond pudding.
Price: 6.95 USD



15 Irish Wills and Testaments in Great Britain 1600-1700
David Dobson
(1996), 1998, 51/2x81/2, paper, alphabetical, 20 pp, Heritage Books

Price: 4.50 USD

People of Ireland 1600-1699 Part 1, David Dobson

16 People of Ireland 1600-1699 Part 1
David Dobson
Paper, 100 pp., 2007, reprinted: 2008, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc

Price: 18.50 USD

Irish in Wisconsin, David G. Holmes, with a foreword by Tommy Makem

17 Irish in Wisconsin
David G. Holmes, with a foreword by Tommy Makem
72 pages, 6 x 9, 40 b/w illus, paperback, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
The first completely new addition in more than twenty years to the Wisconsin Historical Society's popular Ethnic Series
History books tell us how Irish immigrants built the nation's canals and railroads, the transport for so many immigrant groups making their way to the newly formed state of Wisconsin in the mid-nineteenth century. Yet the stories of Irish people in Wisconsin and their role in our state's history became almost invisible as time passed. Irish in Wisconsin recounts the nature of the Irish immigrant experience in Wisconsin both in relation to other ethnic groups and to the larger story of Irish immigration into this country. David G. Holmes shows the impact of the Irish on the state's early development and politics. He explores the Irish cultural contribution to the state and the current resurgence in Irish pride and identity. Irish in Wisconsin tells this story with solid historical analysis, first-hand accounts, and rare photographs.

About Author
David G. Holmes, a doctoral student in Irish history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is now studying law at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Delaware.

Price: 9.95 USD

The Irish in the South, 1815-1877, David T. Gleeson.

18 The Irish in the South, 1815-1877
David T. Gleeson.
296 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, 12 illus., 7 tables, append., notes, bibl., index , paperback, University of North Carolina Press
The only comprehensive study of Irish immigrants in the nineteenth-century South, this book makes a valuable contribution to the story of the Irish in America and to our understanding of southern culture.
The Irish who migrated to the Old South struggled to make a new home in a land where they were viewed as foreigners and were set apart by language, high rates of illiteracy, and their own self-identification as temporary exiles from famine and British misrule. They countered this isolation by creating vibrant, tightly knit ethnic communities in the cities and towns across the South where they found work, usually menial jobs. Finding strength in their communities, Irish immigrants developed the confidence to raise their voices in the public arena, forcing native southerners to recognize and accept them--first politically, then socially.
The Irish integrated into southern society without abandoning their ethnic identity. They displayed their loyalty by fighting for the Confederacy during the Civil War and in particular by opposing the Radical Reconstruction that followed. By 1877, they were a unique part of the "Solid South." Unlike the Irish in other parts of the United States, the Irish in the South had to fit into a regional culture as well as American culture in general. By following their attempts to become southerners, we learn much about the unique experience of ethnicity in the American South.

About Author
David T. Gleeson, a native of Ireland, is assistant professor of history at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.

Winner of the 2001 Donald Murphy Prize for a Distinguished First Book, American Conference on Irish Studies

"Gleeson's book is a great contribution toward understanding the complicated nature of the southern Irish in American history."--Choice

"Gleeson makes a convincing case that the southern Irish represent an important untold story of the Irish in America."--American Historical Review

"Thoroughly researched and clearly and often engagingly written, this is an important book that deserves serious attention."--Journal of American History

"Gleeson's extensive research and the clarity of his writing make this book an invaluable contribution to the historical literature on the nineteenth-century South."--Journal of Southern History

"Deeply researched. . . . [Gleeson] provides a fascinating and fresh insight into the role of the Southern Irish in the post-Civil War years and Reconstruction."--Civil War Book Review

"[Gleeson] informs our understanding of the Irish in all parts of America, and . . . deserves praise and thanks for telling us something of those lives."--Journal of American Ethnic History

"An accessible and wide-ranging survey of Irish assimilation in the South. . . . Gleeson's work both expands the story of Irish Americans and delightfully complicates visions of the economic, social, religious and political experience of 'plain folk' in the antebellum South."--Georgia Historical Quarterly

"Historians have long recognized the need for a comprehensive study of Irish Americans living in the 19th-century South. David T. Gleeson fills the critical gap with this insightful and impressively-researched work. . . written in clear prose and accentuated with useful and revealing statistics. . . . Readers will learn much from this important work."--Virginia Quarterly Review

"[An] insightful and impressively-researched work. . . . Written in clear prose and accentuated with useful and revealing statistics."--Virginia Quarterly Review

"David T. Gleeson demonstrates that Irish America comes in different shades of green. In his perceptive, well-researched, and readable The Irish in the South, 1815-1877 he reveals its regional diversity. Although there were many religious, political, and cultural similarities between the Irish throughout the United States, local situations colored attitudes, opinions, and values. As Gleeson emphasizes, those below the Mason-Dixon line were as culturally southern in their conduct and perspectives as they were Irish."--Lawrence J. McCaffrey, author of The Irish Catholic Diaspora in America and Textures of Irish America

Table of Contents
Introduction: The Forgotten People of the Old South
1. The Irish Diaspora
2. Urban Pioneers in the Old South
3. Earning a Living
4. Family, Community, and Ethnic Awareness
5. Keeping the Faith
6. The Irish, the Natives, and Politics
7. The Know-Nothing Challenge
8. Slavery, State Rights, and Secession
9. The Green and the Gray
10. Irish Confederates
11. Postwar Integration
Conclusion: Irish Southerners
Appendix: Occupational Status Classification
Selected Bibliography
1. Irish Population of the South as a Percentage of the Total and White Populations in 1850 and 1860
2. Number of Irish in the South in 1850 and 1860
3. Irish Population of Selected Southern Cities in 1850 and 1860
4. Irish Population of Selected Southern Cities as a Percentage of the Total and White Populations in 1850 and 1860
5. Occupational Status of Irish Men Aged 15 and Over in Selected Southern Cities, 1850
6. Occupational Status of Irish Men Aged 15 and Over in Selected Southern Cities, 1860
7. Numbers of Irish Men Aged 15 and Over Employed in Skilled and White-Collar Occupations, 1860
Father Jeremiah O'Neill Sr.
Levee workers and draymen
St. Patrick's Church, New Orleans
Bishop John England
Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Savannah, Georgia
Margaret Haughery
Statue of Margaret Haughery in New Orleans
Father Ignatius J. Mullon
Patrick Murphy
Captain Felix Hughes
Major General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, CSA
Statue to the Irish Jasper Greens, Savannah, Georgia
Price: 23.95 USD

The Descendants of Rev. Joseph Rhea of Ireland, Edward F. Foley

19 The Descendants of Rev. Joseph Rhea of Ireland
Edward F. Foley
(1996), 2007, 5˝x8˝ paper, index, 280 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
The Rhea family in America is descended from Matthew Rhea of the Campbell Clan of Scotland. His grandson, the Rev. Joseph Rhea, emigrated from Ireland to America in the mid-eighteenth century. This book tracks nine generations of Rheas from Joseph to the present day, and identifies over 1,600 descendants and their nearly 800 spouses. Rev. Rhea settled in Maryland but later preached in Tennessee, where he bought land. After his untimely death in 1777, his family removed to eastern Tennessee. His descendants have now spread across Tennessee and to all corners of the United States. With an easy-to-follow format and numbering system, and information gleaned from many sources, this book is a must for Rhea family libraries. A full name index completes the text. The author is a well-traveled businessman living in Singapore, an amateur historian and a member of genealogical societies in South Carolina and Tennessee. He married into the Rhea clan.
Price: 25.50 USD

1916 Ireland’s Easter Rising, Shots that Cracked an Empire: A Compendium of People, Places and Events, Frederick G. Fierch

20 1916 Ireland’s Easter Rising, Shots that Cracked an Empire: A Compendium of People, Places and Events
Frederick G. Fierch
2008, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 176 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
This is a comprehensive guide to Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising and its repercussions. Narratives, photographs, maps, biographies, gravesites, bibliographical information, book reviews and other caveats have been combined to present a detailed account of this seminal event in Irish history. Few people are aware of this great story. It has heroics, romance, humor, death, destruction, spirituality and the joy of the underdog. If you are of Irish descent, you will surely wish to read about this significant event. It will also appeal to those with a casual curiosity as well as the serious scholar. The Easter Rising of 1916 was an event doomed to failure from the very beginning. The primary leadership within the Military Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) had no illusions about its chances for success. Their goal was multi-faceted: (1) Awaken the national spirit of the Irish people, both within and outside of the island, (2) Attack England when the country was most vulnerable, (3) Attempt to establish an Irish Republic which would be in place whenever a peace conference would settle World War I, thereby receiving de facto recognition, and (4) Show the world that the Irish people felt so passionately about their heritage and country that they were willing to battle the most powerful imperialistic nation on earth to achieve full independence and rid Ireland of 700 years of British rule.
Price: 21.00 USD

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