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In this book, author John Day Tully deals with the interaction between the Irish and Irish Americans as both groups struggled to create an identity during the turbulent years before and during World War II. The strategic importance of the island of Ireland during World War II became a focal point to bring together both groups' search for identity and their place in the world. Tully explores how each group negotiated their new identities, how each struggle played itself out, and how their interactions affected each other. For the Irish, asserting an international identity apart from Great Britain - and maintaining it despite pressure from the British and American governments - was an important element in Irish independence, and Irish leaders turned to Irish America for support. Irish Americans, never fully assimilated, responded to these approaches, at least until December 1941. Tully offers a window into how Irish Americans felt about themselves, their relationship to Ireland, and their place in American society during these important years. Looming large over all of this was World War II, British security concerns, and the wider British-American partnership.
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John Day Tully is an Associate Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, where he teaches courses on modern Ireland, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and modern America. In 2009 he won the Board of Trustees Teaching Award for the four universities in the Connecticut State University System. He received his Ph.D. in the history of American Foreign Relations from the Ohio State University, where he was also the founding director of the Harvey Goldberg Program for Excellence in Teaching. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Clinton Institute for American Studies at University College, Dublin, and is currently the Director of Secondary Education for the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
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Book Description Irish Academic Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0716529769
Book Description Irish Academic Press, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0716529769