Irish in the South, 1815-1877
Author: David T Gleeson
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.
Lawrence J. McCaffrey
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.
Table of Contents:
|Introduction: The Forgotten People of the Old South||1|
|Ch. 1||The Irish Diaspora||10|
|Ch. 2||Urban Pioneers in the Old South||23|
|Ch. 3||Earning a Living||38|
|Ch. 4||Family, Community, and Ethnic Awareness||55|
|Ch. 5||Keeping the Faith||74|
|Ch. 6||The Irish, the Natives, and Politics||94|
|Ch. 7||The Know-Nothing Challenge||107|
|Ch. 8||Slavery, State Rights, and Secession||121|
|Ch. 9||The Green and the Gray||141|
|Ch. 10||Irish Confederates||158|
|Ch. 11||Postwar Integration||173|
|Conclusion: Irish Southerners||187|
|Occupational Status Classification||195|
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In the Path of Hizbullah
Author: ANizar Hamzeh
This book serves as a road map for understanding not only Hizbullah but also other Islamist groups and their challenges to contemporary politics. Ahmad Nizar Hamzeh examines the Hizbullah of Lebanon through a structural analysis using original and archival sources. Employing a theoretical framework drawing on a broad range of studies on crisis conditions, leadership, political parties, and guerrilla warfare, In the Path of Hizbullah stands alone in its qualitative and quantitative exploration of one of the most complex contemporary Islamist organizations and offers a thoughtful perspective on the party's future.
What makes Hamzeh's book unique is that it focuses not so much on Hizbullah's ideology but on its complex, sophisticated organizational structure. More than anything else, it is Hizbullah's structure that guides its operational choices and explains the inner workings of the organization's structural components. This illuminating and timely book looks objectively at the dynamics of one of the most important yet least understood forces in contemporary Lebanon and the Middle East. . . . Essential.