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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Sean T. Cadigan

Sean T. Cadigan is a professor who specializes in social history and is the head of the Department of History at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Sean T. Cadigan

Childbirth, Cash and Culture

An illuminating comparison of two surprisingly similar diasporas November 2011
Donald Akenson has produced many fine works on the Irish diaspora. His arguments are complex, but generally Akenson asks us to respect the Irish by avoiding stereotypes of them as an especially blighted, impoverished or sectarian people. Instead, Akenson has argued, there were only minor differences between the experiences of the Irish and of the other peoples who fanned out from Europe in the 18th and 19th…