The green and the gray : the Irish in the Confederate States of America / David T. Gleeson.
By: Gleeson, David T.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Civil War America: ; Civil War America (Series): Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 307 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781469612508; 146961250X.Subject(s): Irish American soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Green and the gray.DDC classification: 973.7/420899162 LOC classification: E585.I75 | G56 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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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.