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The Irish in Latin America and Iberia
A Bibliography

By Edmundo Murray

Latin America (general)

● Byrne, James P., Philip Coleman, Jason King (eds.). Ireland and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History (Santa Barbara CA: ABC-CLIO, 2008). 3 volumes. Includes over sixty entries on the Irish in Latin America, from pre-Columbian period to the twenty-first century, and a longer introductory essay 'Ireland and Latin America' by Edmundo Murray.
Canning, Anthony M. South America in Corish, Patrick (ed.) 'A history of Irish Catholicism' (Dublin), 1971. Vol. 6, chapter 5.
● Coogan, Tim Pat. Wherever Green is Born: The Story of the Irish Diaspora (London: Hutchinson, 2000). Chapter nine of this book is dedicated to the Irish in Latin America. Although it is difficult to provide an accurate account in just forty pages, the interesting information contained in Coogan's text was obtained from a variety of secondary and selected primary sources, as well as through the vast contact network of the author. The chapter covers from the arrival of Irish monks to Mexico to the horrors of state terror and its Irish victims in the second half of the twentieth century, though emphasis is on Argentina, whose flavour Coogan found 'particularly attractive' (643).
Gillissen, Christopher, L'Irlande et l'Amérique Latine in 'Études irlandaises' 23:1 (1998), pp. 173-184.
Griffin, William D., The Other Irish Americans in William D. Griffin (ed.) 'The Book of Irish Americans' (New York: Random House/Times Books, 1990), pp. 95-97.
Harris, Mary N., 'Irish Historical Writing on Latin America, and on Irish Links with Latin America' in Lévai, Csaba (ed.), Europe and the World in European Historiography (Pisa: Editzioni Plus, Pisa University Press, 2006). Available online, Sezione, CLIOHRES (www.cliohres.net/books/6/Harris.pdf). [website]
Ireland, John de Courcy, Ireland and the Irish in Martime History (Dublin: Glendale Press, 1986).
Ireland, John de Courcy, Irish Soldiers and Seamen in Latin America in 'The Irish Sword' 1:4 (1952-1953), pp. 296-303.
● Kennedy, Michael. 'Mr. Blythe, I Think, Hears from Him Occasionally' The Experience of Irish Diplomats in Latin America, 1919-23 in Kennedy, Michael and J.M. Skelly (eds.) 'Irish Foreign Policy 1919-66: From Independence to Internationalism' (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000).
Kirby, Peadar. "Neo-structuralism and reforming the Latin American state: lessons from the Irish case" in Economy and Society, 38:1 (February 2009), pp. 132-153.
Kirby, Peadar, Ireland and Latin America, Links and Lessons (Dublin: Trócaire, 1992). An Irish reading of Latin American history, including chapters by country and further diplomatic relations with Ireland. Strong section on Irish missionaries in Peru, Colombia, Brazil and other countries.

● Koebel, W.H., British Exploits in South America. A History of British Activities in Exploration, Military Adventure, Diplomacy, Science, and Trade, in Latin-America (New York: The Century Co., 1917).

Marshall, Oliver (ed.) English-Speaking Communities in Latin America (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000).
Marshall, Oliver, The English-Language Press in Latin America (London: Institute of Latin American Studies, 1996).
Marshall, Oliver, European Immigration and Ethnicity in Latin America: A Bibliography (London: Institute of Latin American Studies, 1991).
Miller, Randall M., Catholics in the Old South (Macon: author's edition, 1983).
Mulhall, Marion, Between the Amazon and the Andes, or Ten Years of a Lady's Travels in the Pampas, Gran Chaco, Paraguay, and Matto Grosso (London: Edward Stanford, 1881).
Murphy, Maureen, "Walking the Land: Charting a Course for Irish Diaspora Studies in South America" in in ABEI Journal, The Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies, N° 9 (São Paulo, June 2007), pp. 111-185.
Murray, Edmundo, Shamrocks and Guayaba: The Current Status of Irish Latin American Studies (Galway, 2006). Lecture read on 12 June 2006 at the Irish Studies Centre, National University of Ireland at Galway. [document: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5]
Murray, Edmundo, Ireland and Latin America in Jim Byrne, Philip Coleman and Jason King (eds.) 'Ireland and the Americas: Culture, Politics and History' (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2006) [document]
Platt, D.C.M., British agricultural colonization in Latin America, Part 1 in 'Inter-American Economic Affairs' 18:3 (1964), pp. 3-38.
Platt, D.C.M., British agricultural colonization in Latin America, Part 2 in 'Inter-American Economic Affairs' 19:1 (1965), pp. 23-42.
Quinn, D.B., Ireland and sixteenth-century European expansion in 'Historical Studies' 1 Williams, T.D. (ed.) (1958), pp. 20-32.
Tatham, David (ed.). Dictionary of Falklands Biography 1592 - 1981 (including South Georgia) (Ledbury: author's edition, 2008).

The Linguistics Institute of Ireland, Stories about the Irish in Latin America [website]

Copyright © Edmundo Murray, 2005

Online published: 1 April 2003
Edited: 07 May 2009

Murray, Edmundo, 'The Irish in Latin America and Iberia: A Bibliography' in "Irish Migration Studies in Latin America" 2006. Available online (www.irlandeses.org), accessed .


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