Transforming the Irish Image in America

A Roundtable Zoom Session Saturday, May 18, 2024, 4 pm
with Marion R. Casey/Hosted by Linda Dowling Almeida.
Who decides what is Irish or Irish American? What does “Irish” mean?

For Roundtable Members Only

Marion R. Casey, clinical professor of Irish Studies at Glucksman Ireland House NYU and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of History at New York University examines the evolution of the image of the Irish in America from hapless burdens on American society to valuable, contributing members of the community in her new book, The Green Space: The Transformation of the Irish Image.

Drawing on resources from both sides of the Atlantic and considering the influence of politics, culture, and commerce to make her arguments, Casey identifies a “green space” where Irish identity evolved between the end of the nineteenth century and the election of John F. Kennedy to the White House.

Her findings have implications for all immigrant and ethnic groups in America and how their image is shaped in America over time.

Casey will join Linda Dowling Almeida on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 4 pm on Zoom in an event hosted by the New York Irish History Roundtable to discuss her book and findings. It’s a homecoming of sorts for Casey, a long time member of the Roundtable and former Board member and president.

Zoom access is available for members only and access info will be emailed in the week before the event.