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1 Miller, Kerby A. Out of Ireland: The Story of Irish Emigration to America
Elliott & Clark Pub. 1994 1880216256 / 9781880216255 1st Edition Hardcover Fine/Fine 
A highly collectible first edition, tight clean copy, protected in a new br odart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. A moving portrayal of three centuries of Irish emigration to the U.S., this stunning photoessay is the companion to a PBS documentary film which Wagner coproduced and directed. Focusing on eight families, he and Miller ( Emigrants and Exiles ) cull their letters, memoirs and photographs to explore common patterns in the Irish-American experience. Overcoming prejudice and discrimination, and often beginning life anew at the very bottom of the economic ladder, Irish-Americans built farms, industries and transportation networks, and achieved prominence in business, the labor movement, politics and religion. Yet many, ambivalent about the American dream, felt homesick for an often idealized Ireland, even as they found it increasingly difficult to transmit an Irish identity to their children. 
Price: 2500.00 JPY
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