By Robert Schmuhl
Based on unique archival study, Ireland's Exiled Children brings into daring aid 4 key figures within the Irish-American connection at this deadly juncture: the unrepentant Fenian radical John Devoy, the motive force one of the Irish exiles in the United States; the yankee poet and journalist Joyce Kilmer, whose writings at the emerging formed public opinion and guided public sympathy; President Woodrow Wilson, descended from Ulster Protestants, whose antipathy to Irish independence matched that to British imperialism; and the single chief of the emerging now not done via the British-possibly due to his having been born in America--Éamon de Valera. every one in his means contributed to America's help of and reaction to the emerging, informing the bigger narrative and greatly reflecting reactions to the development and its sour aftermath.
Engaging and soaking up, Schmuhl's publication captures via those figures the complexities of yank politics, Irish-Americanism, and Anglo-American kinfolk within the conflict and post-war interval, illuminating a key a part of the tale of the emerging and its carry at the imagination.
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