Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America

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UNC Press Books, Sep 2, 2013 - History - 307 pages
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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 David T. Gleeson's sweeping analysis of the Irish in the Confederate States of America. Taking
  

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Contents

The Fighting Irish
1
The Irish Southern Politics and the Birth of the Confederacy
10
The Irish Join the Confederate Army
41
The Irish in the Confederate Army
73
The Irish on the Home Front
112
Irish Catholics in the Confederacy
150
The Irish after the Confederacy
187
Ambiguous Confederates
221
Irish Surnames in Mobile Alabama Units
225
Notes
229
Selected Bibliography
267
Index
297
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About the author (2013)

David T. Gleeson is reader in American History at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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