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Selected Bibliography

The following printed reference and subject-specific books and periodicals can be used at the Library of Congress or may be found through other libraries. In some cases, primarily for materials published before 1923, links are provided to the full-text online versions of the books, which are out of copyright. See the Search Tips section for methods of finding additional books and locating books at other libraries.

Reference Sources

Blessing, Patrick J. The Irish in America: A Guide to the Literature and the Manuscript Collections. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1992. [Catalog Record]

Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: The Encyclopedia Press, Inc., 1913. [Catalog Record] [Full Text]External Link

Glazier, Michael, ed. The Encyclopedia of the Irish in America. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1999. [Catalog Record]

Griffin, William D., ed. The Irish in America, 550-1972: A Chronology & Fact Book. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1973. [Catalog Record]

Harty, Patricia. Greatest Irish Americans of the 20th Century. Dublin: Oak Tree Press, 2001. [Catalog Record]

Metress, Seamus P. and Donna M. Hardy-Johnston. The Irish in North America: A Regional Bibliography. Toronto: P.D. Meany Publishers, 1999. [Catalog Record]

Shea, Ann M. and Marion R. Casey. The Irish Experience in New York City: A Select Bibliography. New York: New York Irish History Roundtable, 1995. [Catalog Record]

Watson, William E. and Eugene J. Halus, Jr., eds. Irish Americans: The History and Culture of a People. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2015. [Catalog Record]

Other Selected Works

Connolly, Daniel. The Household Library of Ireland’s Poets, with Full and Choice Selections from the Irish-American Poets. New York: The Editor, 1887. [Catalog Record] [Full Text]External Link

Dezell, Maureen. Irish America: Coming into Clover: The Evolution of a People and a Culture. New York: Doubleday, 2000. [Catalog Record]

Dolan, Jay P. The Irish Americans: A History. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2008. [Catalog Record]

Dowd, Christopher. The Construction of Irish Identity in American Literature. New York: Routledge, 2011. [Catalog Record]

Fanning, Charles. The Irish Voice in America: 250 Years of Irish-American Fiction, 2nd ed. Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 2000. [Catalog Record]

Fleitz, David L. The Irish in Baseball: An Early History. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2009. [Catalog Record]

Harrington, John P., ed. Irish Theater in America: Essays on Irish Theatrical Diaspora. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2009. [Catalog Record]

Kenny, Kevin. New Directions in Irish-American History. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003. [Catalog Record]

Lee, J.J. and Marion R. Casey, eds. Making the Irish American: History and Heritage of the Irish in the United States. New York: New York University Press, 2006. [Catalog Record]

Maguire, John Francis. The Irish in America. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1868. [Catalog Record] [Full Text]External Link

Marcuson, Lewis R. The Stage Immigrant: The Irish, Italians and Jews in American Drama, 1920-1960. New York: Garland, 1990. [Catalog Record]

McGee, Thomas D’Arcy. A History of the Irish Settlers in North America, from the Earliest Period to the Census of 1850. 5th ed. Boston: P. Donahoe, 1852. [Catalog Record] [Full Text]External Link

Meagher, Timothy J. The Columbia Guide to Irish American History. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. [Catalog Record]

Melanson, Michael. Journey: An Irish-American Odyssey. Dracut, Massachusetts: Lanesville Publishing, 2016. [Catalog Record]

O’Brien, Michael Joseph. Irish Colonists in New York. New York: The Shamrock Literary Society of New York, 1906. [Catalog Record] [Full Text]External Link

O’Brien, Michael Joseph. Pioneer Irish in New England. New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1937. [Catalog Record] [Full Text]External Link

O’Hanlon, John. Irish Emigrant’s Guide for the United States. New York: Arno Press, 1976. (Reprint of 1851 edition) [Catalog Record] [Full Text of 1851 edition]External Link

Tucker, Philip Thomas. How the Irish Won the American Revolution: A New Look at the Forgotten Heroes of America’s War of Independence. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2015. [Catalog Record]

Williams, W.H.A. ‘Twas Only an Irishman’s Dream: The Image of Ireland and the Irish in American Popular Song Lyrics, 1800-1920. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1996. [Catalog Record]


American Journal of Irish Studies [Catalog Record] Also available through JSTORExternal Link

Éire-Ireland: A Journal of Irish Studies [Catalog Record] Also available through several online databases

Irish America [Catalog Record] Also available through ProQuestExternal Link

Journal of the American-Irish Historical Society [Catalog Record] Also available through HathiTrust Digital LibraryExternal Link





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