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Becoming Irlandés: Private Narratives of the Irish Emigration to Argentina (1844–1912)

It would be easy, but facile, to dismiss emigration from Ireland to Argentina as a minor aberration in the history of both countries. Fewer than 50,000 of Ireland’s eight million emigrants between 1830 and 1930 made for Argentina, forming a tiny fraction of that country’s small ingles (English-speaking) minority during an era of post-colonial wars,Continue reading “Becoming Irlandés: Private Narratives of the Irish Emigration to Argentina (1844–1912)”

Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History

The experience of grief is one of history’s most universal yet elusive themes, ever present even in peacetime but generated with almost intolerable intensity and frequency by wars. The practice of mourning, both public and private, provided essential consolation for those bereaved as a result of the Great War. Jay Winter admits that “how healingContinue reading “Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History”