Monday, March 21, 2011

The Irish in Southern Cultures

Check out the current issue of Southern Cultures from the University of North Carolina Press. It focuses on the Irish in the American South and the "outsized imprint" they left on southern culture in history, literature and music. I'm excited about it personally as a southerner and an Irish-American, but in light of next year's "Year Of" focus on the Irish diaspora, I think many of you would like to read up and get a head start. From Irish soldiers in the Confederacy to African-Americans and Irish-Americans making music together, from U2 and BB King to Gone With the Wind, there's some fascinating material in this issue.

We just got the print copy on our shelves, but we also have access to this publication on many of our databases. Check out the E-Journal link on our library home page.

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