From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Books

Jay Dolan, The Irish Americans: A History (2008)

Dolan, a Notre Dame professor, has written a book that is both comprehensive and—at less than 400 pages—fairly manageable. The basic plot is well known: potato famine refugees rise to middle class respectability and political and cultural power. Dolan adds interesting details and his own authority to the story.

Sean Williams, Focus: Irish Traditional Music (2009)

This book begins with an interesting exploration of Irish music and its origins and characteristics. From there it moves to an examination of the international dissemination and influence of this music.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement