Talking History – November 13, 2017

In this talking history, Professor Steven Harris spoke about his own research on Areoflot History and how it contributed to late socialism within the Soviet Union. Aeroflot was the first and only Soviet Union airline. Professor Harris started his research in the economic archives in the Moscow region. He focuses on state archives, looks into … Continue reading Talking History – November 13, 2017

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November Quotation of the Month

“We need to understand the past in order to make informed moral choices about the present, to connect our personal histories to a larger collective history. But the larger history can never be fully comprehended; the complexities and pluralities of the past always resist definitive evaluation and summary. Reconstructing the infinitely complex experiences of the … Continue reading “November Quotation of the Month”

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Irish American and Asian American Historiography

The ways in which migrant history is written depends on the people who are being researched. Historiography on Irish migrants is larger than on Asian American migrants. Reasons for this include the time in which the studies of these people happened; Irish heritage and ancestor study was very popular for white Americans while Asian AmericanRead more

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Twenty Years of Irish American Historiography and No Lamps

Kevin Kenny’s book review on Kerby Milllers; Emigrants and Exiles, which goes into detail of Irish Amerian historiography. Kenny studies how Miller determined why the Irish were the only group of migrants to feel exiled out of their country. He also points out that Irish historiography has only recently been studied properly. Kenny brings up … Continue reading Twenty Years of Irish American Historiography and No Lamps

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Twenty Years of Irish American Historiography and No Lamps

Twenty Years of Irish American Historiography Twenty Years of Irish American Historiography by Kevin Kenny first examines Kerby Miller’s Emigrants and Exiles. Kenny argues that even though Miller’s book is highly praised by its contributions to the field of Irish Americans, it rather creates a misrepresentation of Irish history. Kenny also analyzes on the historical… Read More Twenty Years of Irish American Historiography and No Lamps

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20 Years of Irish American History & No Lamps Were Lit for Them

Roger Daniels and Kevin Kenny both talk about the histography of two specific minority groups, Asian and Irish respectively. Kenny discusses more about the difference of time and how the groups had the agency Miller’s Emigrants and Exiles did not give them. Kenny brings up Guinnane and Doyle both criticize Miller’s work for being too … Continue reading “20 Years of Irish American History & No Lamps Were Lit for Them”

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Irish Americans and The lamps weren’t lit fam

Kevin Kenny begins by talking about Kerby Millers work on Irish Immigrants. Miller wanted to know why the Irish saw their emigration as more of an involuntary exile than a personal choice. He then brings in Donald Akensen who disagreed with Miller’s thesis. Essentially Kenny is going over the historiography of this topic and keeping …

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Irish American and No Lamps

Kevin Kenny’s “Twenty Years of Irish American Historiography,” explores the historiography of Irish American history. Kenny begins his article in 1988, when Kerby Miller had just published his novel, Emigrants and Exiles. The author sees novel as the “most influential work of Irish America history ever written.” He writes that Miller “set out to determine […]

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