Immigration historians, take note. Scholar Lucy Salyer has an essay up at Zocalo where she writes about Irish Americans who joined the Fenian Brotherhood around the time of the U.S. Civil War and the shifting ideas of allegiance, citizenship, and expatriation implicated in their story. Read The Irish American Social Club Whose Exploits in Their Homeland Sparked a New Understanding of Citizenship – and then go get the book. Under the Starry Flag: How a Band of Irish Americans Joined the Fenian Revolt and Sparked a Crisis over Citizenship was published by Harvard University Press in 2018.
IEHS scholar Lucy Salyer uncovers the history of expatriation & the Fenian Brotherhood
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