Lots of statistics and I am not sure of the validity of many of them because of the difficulty of keeping accurate records many generations ago but the bottom line is that I come from very strong Irish stock, indeed.
Apr 27, Susan rated it it was amazing An excellent study of Irish women immigrants. Women had a special role in Irish immigration, and this book opened up their world to me. I think this book woukd be enjoyed most by people with Irish heritage who are looking to gain more insight into their family history.
The paths they took were varied, ranging from domestic and factory work, and eventually into the steadier and higher-paying occupations of teaching and office work--among others. Helped give me a better understanding of what my grandmother may have thought and felt and experienced when she came to the States.
May 28, Marge rated it really liked it Diner has an engaging and readable style, and the book brought much to life for me about the ways in which Irish 19th century immigration patterns differed from those of other European groups at the time.
But apparently not unusual for the Irish. Aside from the famine, a driving force for this mass female emigration was the inequality they faced at home, positioning Irish women as true pioneers and paving the way for the Irish in the US.
But, in the end, the book just has fare more negatives than positives, in my opinion.
I also got a much greater perspective on my family history too, such as why my great-grandfather tried so hard to have all his daughters go to college in an age where that was very unusual. The source material was lacking and the arguments often went unsupported.
I think this book woukd be enjoyed most b I really enjoyed this book. Jan 08, Maureen Flatley rated it it was amazing A fascinating look at Irish immigration patterns and how Irish women created a unique culture in America Set adrift mainly in urban settings alien to their agricultural traditions and rural experiences, these women struggled to find a foothold in the New World.
The idea one had to overcome their "misfortune" of being from Ireland and needed to change in order to succeed -- a very pro-British, pro-American, imperial minded view of 19th century Irish, was annoying.
Although the book focuses on their transition to the US, it explains why they came over and delves into the aspects of Irish culture that drove them here. I found this book fascinating. There are good points to the book, such as noting the importance of the Irish immigrants as being a female majority, and how they ch I really did not like this book at all.
There are good points to the book, such as noting the importance of the Irish immigrants as being a female majority, and how they chose to works as servants, maids, etc, was really good.
Nov 15, Maria Tortuga rated it really liked it This is a well researched account of the 19th century wave of immigration by Irish women to the US.
On top of that, she often contradicted herself.Erin's Daughters in America: Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1 Described here are thousands of Irish women who saw in America the chance to utilize the energy, ambition, and ability that would otherwise have remained stifled by the poverty and social inflexibility of their native killarney10mile.com: $ Erin's Daughters in America has ratings and 11 reviews.
M. said: I got this book as background reference material for a work in progress (My Three G /5.
Erin's Daughters in America: Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth Century Hasia R. Diner Snippet view - Erin's Daughters in America: Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth Century Hasia R.
Diner Snippet view - Common terms and phrases.4/5(1). out of 5 stars Revealing Study of Irish Women in America Prior to reading Erin's Daughters, I assumed that the Irish emigrated as families.
After reading the book, I researched my family's history in a coal-mining town in northeast PA 4/5(12). Feb 04, · Erin's Daughters in America.
Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth Century. Hasia R.
Diner "The most sensitive treatment of Irish culture [and] the most complete history we have of the Irish female experience." — Labor HistoryReleased on: November 01, Now, in America, it's the Catholics that are being persecuted in towns dominated by Protestants.
It is hard for a Catholic to buy land or obtain a well paying job. John Walsh's mother makes him move out of the city where disease runs rampant.Download