Nov 15, Maria Tortuga rated it really liked it This is a well researched account of the 19th century wave of immigration by Irish women to the US.
Apr 27, Susan rated it it was amazing An excellent study of Irish women immigrants.
Although the Erin daughter in america focuses on their transition to the US, it explains why they came over and delves into the aspects of Irish culture that drove them here.
The paths they took were varied, ranging from domestic and factory work, and eventually into the steadier and higher-paying occupations of teaching and office work--among others.
Women had a special role in Irish immigration, and this book opened up their world to me. I think this book woukd be enjoyed most by people with Irish heritage who are looking to gain more insight into their family history.
The idea one had to overcome their "misfortune" of being from Ireland and needed to change in order to succeed -- a very pro-British, pro-American, imperial minded view of 19th century Irish, was annoying.
Helped give me a better understanding of what my grandmother may have thought and felt and experienced when she came to the States. Jan 08, Maureen Flatley rated it it was amazing A fascinating look at Irish immigration patterns and how Irish women created a unique culture in America But, in the end, the book just has fare more negatives than positives, in my opinion.
But apparently not unusual for the Irish. The source material was lacking and the arguments often went unsupported. Lots of statistics and I am not sure of the validity of many of them because of the difficulty of keeping accurate records many generations ago but the bottom line is that I come from very strong Irish stock, indeed.
Aside from the famine, a driving force for this mass female emigration was the inequality they faced at home, positioning Irish women as true pioneers and paving the way for the Irish in the US.
On top of that, she often contradicted herself. I think this book woukd be enjoyed most b I really enjoyed this book. May 28, Marge rated it really liked it Diner has an engaging and readable style, and the book brought much to life for me about the ways in which Irish 19th century immigration patterns differed from those of other European groups at the time.
There are good points to the book, such as noting the importance of the Irish immigrants as being a female majority, and how they ch I really did not like this book at all. Set adrift mainly in urban settings alien to their agricultural traditions and rural experiences, these women struggled to find a foothold in the New World.
I found this book fascinating. I also got a much greater perspective on my family history too, such as why my great-grandfather tried so hard to have all his daughters go to college in an age where that was very unusual.
There are good points to the book, such as noting the importance of the Irish immigrants as being a female majority, and how they chose to works as servants, maids, etc, was really good.Feb 04, · Erin's Daughters in America.
Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth Century. Hasia R. Diner "The most sensitive treatment of Irish culture [and] the most complete history we have of the Irish female experience." — Labor HistoryReleased on: November 01, Now, in America, it's the Catholics that are being persecuted in towns dominated by Protestants.
It is hard for a Catholic to buy land or obtain a well paying job. John Walsh's mother makes him move out of the city where disease runs rampant. Erin's Daughters in America: Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth Century Hasia R.
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Diner Snippet view - Common terms and phrases.4/5(1). The Daughters of Erin was a dream that became a reality on October 15, Ten Irish-American women met at St.
Patrick's social hall to form what has become central Ohio's largest Irish-American women's organization. out of 5 stars Revealing Study of Irish Women in America Prior to reading Erin's Daughters, I assumed that the Irish emigrated as families.
After reading the book, I researched my family's history in a coal-mining town in northeast PA 4/5(12). Erin's Daughters in America has ratings and 11 reviews. M. said: I got this book as background reference material for a work in progress (My Three G /5.Download