How America Became Irish: The Great Hunger and Irish Diaspora

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Tuesdays, June 11 – July 30

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Led by Leslie Anne Singel

The famine is undoubtedly the most horrific and influential event in modern Irish history. Although the magnitude of the tragedy is overwhelming, it is important to seek to understand its long-term consequences. We will explore how the famine resulted in a number of changes for Ireland, the British Empire, and the world, including the Irish diaspora to America. Please read part one of The Irish Americans by Jay P. Dolan for the first session.

Leslie Anne Singel is a Ph.D. candidate in English with a focus on Irish and Irish-American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Materials List
Required:
Gallagher, Thomas. Paddy’s Lament. Mariner Books, 1987. ISBN: 978-0156707008
Dolan, Jay P. The Irish Americans. Bloomsbury Press, 2010. ISBN: 1608190102

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Eight sessions, $190
The registration deadline has passed. To register with a $20 late fee, please call (312) 255-3700.