Irish 'Ingleses': The Irish Immigrant Experience in Argentina, 1840-1920 (Irish Abroad)

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9780716530084: Irish 'Ingleses': The Irish Immigrant Experience in Argentina, 1840-1920 (Irish Abroad)

This is the first book-length analysis of the Irish in Argentina. The experience of the Irish in Argentina was qualitatively different from that of Australia, Britain, or the United States, and this study employs a comparative methodology both in relation to the more established Irish immigrant destinations, as well as to European immigration as a whole. Against established destinations of nineteenth-century Irish settlement, Argentina was unique. Separated immediately from the native populace by language and culture, Irish immigrants were quickly identified by the governing Argentine hosts into the broader English-speaking community with ambivalent consequences for the Irish migrants. The distinct socio-economic advantages experienced by 'Ingleses' within a particularly Euro-centric Argentina facilitated and encouraged the diminution of ethnic distinctions. But the conflicting identities which emerged contributed to the distinct development of the Irish community within this unique nineteenth-century Latin environment.

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Helen Kelly has enjoyed a 50-year career as an educator, editor, and research writer. She has been an executive coach and business writer and was faculty editor at the Yale University Medical, Business, Law, and Public Health Schools, where she coauthored award-winning articles and books with such academic luminaries as Dorothy Singer and James Comer. She has also worked as a freelance developmental editor for Random House and John Wiley. She has trained teachers at several universities in the United States and the United Kingdom and has been voted Teacher of the Year at the Yale School of Management.

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