Modern Irish Social History
How was modern Ireland created and what does it mean to be ?Irish?? Are Americans of Irish descent even part of the Irish nation? How are ethnic identities, religious practices, and even the remembrance of history being shaped to legitimize different political agendas? As Ireland becomes more racially and ethically diverse, will its new residents and their children ever become ?Irish?? Students will explore historical texts and consider broader questions about the nature of immigration/emigration, nationalism, religion, culture, ethnicity, gender, and ?identity.?