Thomas D'Arcy McGee
The Canadian Expedition--Death of Montgomery--Burial refused to his Remains by the British--Retreat of the Invading Corps--Thompson, Sullivan and Gates in Command--Advance of Burgoyne--Stark's Victory at Bennington--Surrender of Burgoyne
Dissatisfaction at certain Congressional Promotions--Generals Roche, Fermoy and Andrew Lewis--The Campaigns of 1777 and 1778, in New Jersey --"Mad Anthony Wayne"--Adjutant General Hand-- "The Conway Cabal"--Colonel Fitzgerald, Aide de Camp to Washington, his Gallantry at Princeton--Contribution of the Irish Merchants of Philadelphia
Irishmen in Civil Service during the Revolutionary Era--Policy of the First Congress towards Ireland--Charles Thompson, of Maghera, Secretary to Congress--The Declaration of Independence--Eight Irish Signers--The Federal Constitution adopted--Six Irish Authors of that Instrument--Early Irish Governors
Washington, President--Party Organization into Federalists and Republicans--Influence of Jefferson over the Irish Community--The United Irish Organization in America--Adams, President--The Alien and Sedition Laws--The Federal Riots--Hon. Rufus King
Jefferson, President--The Refugees of 1798--Sampson and MacNevin--T. A. Emmet--The Brothers Binns--Burr and Blennerhassett--The Right of Search--Madison, President--John Smilie, United States Senator--War
The War by Land--Battles on the Northern Frontier--Mason--O'Neale--Landing of General Ross--Treatment of Naturalized Citizens taken in Arms--Successes of Ross--Andrew Jackson on the Mississippi--His Career and Character--Battle of New Orleans--Peace
Jackson, President--United States Bank--"The Irish Vote"--Edward Kavanagh, Minister to Portugal--Senator Porter--Jackson's Partiality to Irish Emigrants--His Influence on his Party--His Character
American Sympathy for Ireland--United Irishmen--The Catholic Emancipation Movement--Irish Journals--Agitation for "A Repeal of the Union" with England--Influence of Mr. O'Connell--The attempted Revolutionary Movement of 1848--Sympathy with its Principles
"Native American" Movement of 1844--The Philadelphia Riots--Their Probable Origin--Conduct of the Military and Magistrates--Similar Movements in New York, Boston, and other Towns--Re-action--Reflections on the Principles involved in this Controversy
South American Revolutions--Co-operation of the United States--Irish Staff of Simon Bolivar--The O'Higginses--MacKenna--O'Connor--O'Carroll--Captain Esmonde--O'Reilly--The O'Briens--Issue of the South American Struggle
The Irish in Mexico--San Patricio County--MacGee's Incursion--Annexation of Texas--War with Mexico--Taylor's Campaigns--Major General Butler--Colonel O'Brien--Colonel MacKee--Major Gorman
Scott's Campaigns--Colonel Riley--Brilliant Charge of Kearney and MacReynold's Dragoons--Brigadier General Shields--His Reception on returning to the United States--Senator for Illinois
New States of the South-West--Hon. W. R. King--Judge Phelan--The Sharkeys--Irish Millionaires--Beirne of Virginia, Mullanphy of Missouri, M'Donogh of New Orleans, Daniel Clarke--Arkansas
New States of the North-West--Senators Cass and Fitzgerald of Michigan, Allen of Ohio, Hannegan of Indiana--Hon. Mr. Ryan of Illinois--Hugh O'Neill of Indiana--The Dowlings--Lieutenant-Governor Byrne, of Wisconsin--Irish Pioneers in Iowa--Reflections
The Census of 1850--Irish Contingent to the Population of the Union--Character of Former Irish Emigrations--The Political Refugees of 1848--Father Mathew's Visit--Military Companies--Position and Requirements of the Irish in America
The Tradition of Saint Brendan's Voyage to America
Irish Settlers and the Indians
Irish Naval Services
Particulars of some Irish Settlers in Pennsylvania
Irish Services to Education and Science
The United Irishmen in America
In Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland (first published in 1924) John J. Marshall examines the origin of a variety of rhymes and sayings that were at one time in vogue around different parts of the country, including those which he recalled from his own childhood in County Tyrone. Numerous riddles, games and charms are recounted, as well as the traditions of the ‘Wren Boys’ and Christmas Rhymers. Other chapters describe the war cries of prominent Irish septs and the names by which Ireland has been personified in literature over the centuries.
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