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Author Gleeson, David T.
Title The green and the gray : the Irish in the Confederate States of America / David T. Gleeson.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2013.

Author Gleeson, David T.
Series Civil War America
Civil War America.
Civil War America (Series)
Subject Confederate States of America. Army -- History.
Irish American soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- History.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Irish American.
Irish Americans -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Irish Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 307 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: the fighting Irish -- Reluctant secessionists: the Irish, southern politics, and the birth of the Confederacy -- Irish rebels, southern rebels: the Irish join the Confederate Army -- Faugh a ballagh! (clear the way!): the Irish in the Confederate Army -- Hard times: the Irish on the home front -- For God, Erin, and Carolina: Irish Catholics in the Confederacy -- Another "lost cause": the Irish after the Confederacy -- Conclusion: ambiguous Confederates.
Note Print version record.
Summary Why did many Irish Americans, who did not have a direct connection to slavery, choose to fight for the Confederacy? This perplexing question is at the heart of this sweeping analysis of the Irish in the Confederate States of America. Taking a broad view of the subject, it considers the role of Irish southerners in the debates over secession and the formation of the Confederacy, their experiences as soldiers, the effects of Confederate defeat for them and their emerging ethnic identity, and their role in the rise of Lost Cause ideology.
ISBN 9781469612508 (electronic bk.)
146961250X (electronic bk.)
9781469607573 (electronic bk.)
1469607573 (electronic bk.)
9781469607566 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1469607565 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 856519228
Additional Format Print version: Gleeson, David T. Green and the gray. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2013 9781469607566

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