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The Irish in Latin America and Iberia
A Bibliography

By Edmundo Murray

Mexico and Hispanic North America

Adams, Richard. Ollin: San Patricios, a radio interview to Vincent Valdez and brothers Randy and Scott Rodarte, members of the musical band Ollin in Los Angeles, and authors of the album San Patricios. Sound and text available online (http://www.theworld.org/?q=taxonomy_by_date/2/20070316), accessed 19 March 2007. [website]
Alcaraz, Ramón (ed.), Apuntes para la historia de la guerra entre México y los Estados Unidos (México: M. Pyno, 1848). Translated and edited by Albert C. Ramsey, The Other Side: Notes for the History of the War Between Mexico and the United Sates (New York: J. Wiley, 1850). 
Backal, Alicia G. de. La Inquisición en Nueva España vista a través de los ojos de un procesado: Guillén de Lampart, siglo XVII (Mexico: Comunidad Ashkenazi de México, 2000). Cuadernos de investigación: 9.

Baker, B. Kimball, The Saint Patricks Fought for their Skins and Mexico in "Smithsonian" 8 (1978), pp. 94-101.

Barnwell, David, Maitias O Conmhai, Teangeolai: 1766-42, School of Celtic Studies (Dublin, 2002).

Bustamante Olguín, Fabián Gaspar, 'Sources: Bernardo O’Higgins’ Plans - The Arrival of Irish Immigrants in Mexico' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 5:1 (March 2007). [document]
Callaghan, James, The San Patricios in 'American Heritage' 46 (1995), pp. 68-70 and 73-81.

Chamberlain, Samuel E., My Confession (New York: Harper, 1956). pp. 226-228.

Clark, Dennis Hibernia America: The Irish and Regional Cultures (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1986), pp. 167-173. Chapter 10 ('Cactus Celts - The Southweast') is dedicated to the Irish presence in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Nevada, from the military and religious missions of Col. Hugo O'Conor and Fr. Pedro Alonso O'Crouley y O'Donnell in the 1770s, to the roles of Irish-American artists, businessmen and bureaucrats in the twentieth century.

Connaughton, Michael G., Beneath an Emerald Green Flag: The Story of Irish Soldiers in Mexico in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' September-October 2005. Available online. [document]

Cox, Patricia, Batallón de San Patricio (Mexico: Editorial Stylo, 1954).

Crewe, Ryan Dominic, 'Lamport, William [Guillén Lombardo] (1610-1659)' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America 5:1 (March 2007), pp. 74-76. (www.irlandeses.org). [document]

Cutter, Donald C. (ed.), The Defenses of Northern New Spain: Hugo O'Conor's report to Teodoro de Croix, July 22, 1777 (Dallas, Texas: DeGolyer Library and Southern Methodist University Press, 1994).

Davis, Graham, Land! Irish Pioneers in Mexican and Revolutionary Texas (Texas A&M University Press, 2002). The Irish settlers in San Patricio and Refugio colonies are studied here with a new perspective. Instead of packing their intentions with the ideological or religious reasons typical of oppression and contribution discourses, Professor Davis of Bath University analyses land hunger in pre-Famine Ireland in relation with the 'cheap and abundant land' in Southeast Texas before and during the US-Mexican War. The role of Irish empresarios – who obtained land contracts from the Mexican government – is thoroughly analysed by the author. Of particular interest to students of the Irish in Latin America is the cultural transference from Mexican agricultural and cattle practises to the new settlers.
Davis, Graham, Talking Freedom: The Irish in the Texas Revolution in 'Irish Studies Review' 8 (autumn 1994).
Davis, Graham, Models of migration: the Historiography of the Irish Pioneers in South Texas in 'Southwestern Historical Quarterly' 99:3 (1996), pp. 326-348.
Day, Mark R., The San Patricios (documentary). Marketing notice available online <www.dayproductions.com/theSanPatricios.html> (cited 22 August 2005).
De Ita Rubio, Lourdes. Viajeros Isabelinos en la Nueva España (Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2001). Includes British and Irish travellers in Mexico.

Deane, Ciaran, Martin, John "Cornelius the Irishman" (c. 1549-1575) in Brian Lalor (ed.), 'The Encyclopedia of Ireland' (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003), p. 698.

Dominic Crewe, Ryan, (2010) "Brave New Spain : An Irishman's Independence Plot In Seventeenth Century Mexico" in Past & Present - A Journal of Historical StudiesOxford University Press, May, No.207, pp.53-87.

Downey, Fairfax, Tragic Story of the San Patricio Battalion in "American Heritage" 6 (1955), pp. 20-23.

Dunleavy, Harry, The Irish in New Orleans in 'Irish America' (May June 1994), pp. 44-50.
Dunleavy, Harry, The Irish in Texas: Irish Settlers and their Contribution in the Formation and Development of the Lone Star State in 'Irish America' (January February 1998), pp. 34-39.

Dunne, Peter Masten, Pioneer Jesuits in Northern Mexico (Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1944; Greenwich, CT: Greenwood Press, reprint 1979).

Federman, Stan, Battalion of the Damned in 'Army' 29 (July 1979), pp. 41-46.

Finke, Detmar H., Organization and Uniforms of the San Patricio Units of the Mexican Army, 1846-1848 in 'Military Collection and History' 9 (Summer 1957), pp. 36-38.

Flannery, John Brendan, The Irish Texans (San Antonio: University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures, 1995).

Flick, Lawrence F. Mathias James O'Conway, Philologist, Lexicographer and Interpreter of Languages, 1766-1842 in 'Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia' 10:3 (September 1899), pp. 257-299; 10:4 (December 1899), pp.385-422; 11:1 (March 1900), pp. 9-32; Vol. 11:2 (June 1900), pp.156-177.

Fogarty, Jaime (Séamus O'Fógartaigh), 'Ireland and Mexico' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 5:1 (March 2007). [document]
Fogarty, Jaime (Séamus O'Fógartaigh), 'Hiberno-Mexican Historical Links' in Irish Roots Magazine, N° 58 (2006 Second Quarter).
Fogarty, Jaime (Séamus O'Fógartaigh), 'The Man Behind the Mask of Zorro' in Irish Roots Magazine, N° 54 (2005 Second Quarter).
Fogarty, Jaime (Séamus O'Fógartaigh), 'The Irish Empresarios of Mexico' in The News (Mexico D.F.), 16 March 2000.
Fogarty, Jaime (Séamus O'Fógartaigh), The St. Patricio Battalion: The Irish Soldiers of Mexico in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' September-October 2005. Available online. [document]
Fogarty, Jaime (Séamus O'Fógartaigh), The San Patricios: A Footnote in the US-Mexican War of 1846 in 'Irish Roots' (2005 Number 3), pp. 22-23.
Fox, John, Macnamara’s Irish Colony and the United States Taking of California in 1846 (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2000). 'In 1844, Eugene Macnamara, an Irish priest with a shadowy history, began promoting his plan to create an Irish colony in California. With the first of the Potato Famines a year later, many Irish farmers had to seek a new life, and California seemed to be the answer. In both Washington and Mexico, Macnamara and his plan were viewed as suspicious, even dangerous, yet once the U.S. war with Mexico gained California for the United States, the priest and his plan were largely forgotten.' (from the publisher's website <http://www.mcfarlandpub.com> cited 31 August 2005).

Galvin, Sean (ed.), A Description of the Kingdom of New Spain by Pedro Alonso O'Crouley y O'Donnell (San Francisco: John Howell Publishers, 1972).

Glover, Winifred, Mexican 'axe-money' in Ireland - the Spanish connection in 'Archaeology Ireland' 4:4 (1990), pp. 15-17.
Goggins, Patrick, 'Contemporary Irish Mexican Gatherings and Forays in California: The Irish Mexican Association (IMA), 1994-2007' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 5:1 (March 2007). [document]

Griffin, William D., The Other Irish Americans in 'The Book of Irish Americans' (New York: Random House/Times Books, 1990), pp. 95-96.

Griffin, William D., The San Patricio Deserters in the Mexican War, 1847 in William D. Griffin (ed.) 'The Book of Irish Americans' (New York: Random House/Times Books, 1990), pp. 82-83.

Gwynn, Aubrey S.J., The First Irish Priests in the New World in 'Studies' (Dublin) 21:82 (June 1932), pp. 213-228.

Hair, P.E.H., 'An Irishman before the Mexican Inquisition, 1574-5' in Irish Historical Studies 17:67 (March 1971), pp. 297-319. 'John Martin the Irishman was described by one of his shipmates as the unluckiest man in the English fleet'. Based on inquisition transcripts and translations in the Mexican national archives, the author explores the problems of national identity behind the trial in Mexico of John Martin of Cork.

Harris, Mary N. 'Irish Images of Religious Conflict in Mexico in the 1920s' in Mary N. Harris (ed.) Sights and Insights: Interactive Images of Europe and the Wider World (Pisa: PLUS, 2007) pp. 205-226. Available online, CLIOHRES.net (http://www.cliohres.net/books2/books.php?book=6), cited 15 February 2008. [website] This article opens a discussion on a subject not traditionally studied by other researchers on Ireland-Mexico relations, that is the Irish perceptions of the events that led to the Cristero Rebellion in Mexico. Sources include the Catholic and Protestant press and journals in the Republic and Northern Ireland, the Catholic press in the U.S., as well as Seanad Éireann debates and the writings of war correspondents, among them Francis McCullagh.
Healy, Claire, 'Interview: The Musical Migration of Rodrigo y Gabriela' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 5:1 (March 2007). [document]

Heath, Hilarie J., British Merchants in Mexico, 1821-1860 in 'Hispanic American Historical Review' 73:2 (1993), pp. 278-280, 287-287.

Hebert, Rachel Bluntzer, The Forgotten Colony, San Patricio de Hibernia: the history, the people, and the legends of the Irish colony of McMullen-McGloin (Burnet, Texas: Eakin Press, 1981). [website]

Hogan, Michael, The Irish Soldiers of Mexico (Mexico: Fondo Editorial Universitario, 1997). [website]

Holmes, Jack D.L. 'Some Irish officers in Spanish Louisiana' in The Irish Sword, 6 (1964), pp. 234-247.
Hool, Lance (director), One Man's Heroe (film, 1999). Known as El Batallón de San Patricio in Mexico, and Héroes sin patria in Spain. MGM/UA Studios, 122 minutes, with Tom Berenger and Daniela Romo. See review by Mark Day available online <www.vivasancarlos.com/movie.html> (cited 22 August 2005). [website]

Hopkins, G. T., The San Patricio Battalion in the Mexican War in 'Journal of the U.S. Cavalry Association' 24 (September 1913), pp. 279-284.

Johnston, Henry McKenzie, Missions to Mexico: A Tale of British Diplomacy in the 1820s (London: British Academic Press, 1992). Covers the O'Gorman family of Mexico and Ireland.
Joyal, Achille, La validité générale d'une hypothèse : Origines européennes des cultures nahuatl au Mexique pré-colonial, VIe et VIIe siècles in Byrne, Cyril J. et al. (eds.), Celtic languages and Celtic peoples: proceedings of the Second North American Congress of Celtic Studies (Halifax NS: St. Mary's University Press, 1992), pp. 83-100.
Konove, Andrew Philip. The Devil and the Irish King: Don Guillén Lombardo, the Inquisition and the Politics of Dissent in Colonial Mexico City (Senior Thesis: Haverford College, 2004).

Krueger, Karl, Saint Patrick's Battalion (New York: Popular Library, 1962).

Lavelle, Rory, John Reilly and the San Patricios in 'Connemara' 2:1 (1995), pp. 14-27.
Leahy, Dan, 'Reviving the Saint Patrick's Battalion' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 5:1 (March 2007). Includes 'The Saint Patrick's Battalion', a song by David Rovics [document]

Linehan, John C., The Irish Pioneers of Texas in 'American-Irish Historical Society Journal' (1899).

Mahoney, Thomas, Fifty Hanged and Eleven Branded: The Story of the San Patricio Battalion in 'Southwest Review' 32 (1947), pp. 373-377.
McCornack, Richard Blaine, The San Patricio Deserters in the Mexican War, 1847 in 'The Irish Sword' 3 (Winter 1958), pp. 246-255.

McGinn, Brian, Mexico, the Irish in in Brian Lalor (ed.), 'The Encyclopedia of Ireland' (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003), p. 721.

McGinn, Brian, The San Patricios: An Historical Perspective, Lecture delivered before the Washington, D.C. branch of Conradh na Gaeilge. [website]

McLaughlin, Mark G., The Wild Geese: The Irish Brigades of France and Spain (London: Osprey, 1980).

Méndez Plancarte, Gabriel. Don Guillén de Lámport y su "Regio Salterio". Manuscrito latino inédito de 1655 (Mexico: Ábside, 1948). With introductory essay, selection, translation and notes.
Meza González, Francisco Javier. Vida y tiempos de Don Guillén de Lampart (según sus procesos que se encuentran en el AGN de México y en el AHN de Madrid) (History PhD dissertation, UNAM, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, 1996).

Michaelsen, David, San Patricios, los (Battalion of St. Patrick) in Brian Lalor (ed.), 'The Encyclopedia of Ireland' (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003), p. 962.

Miller, Robert Ryal, Shamrock and Sword: The Saint Patrick's Battalion in the U.S.-Mexican War (Norman, Oklahoma: University Press of Oklahoma Press, 1989).

Murphy, W.S., An Irish Regiment in Mexico, 1768-1771 in 'The Irish Sword' (Dublin) 2:8 (Summer 1956), pp. 257-263. Members of Ultonia Irish regiment of the Spanish army arrived in Mexico on 18 June 1768 as a part of Charles III's strategy to protect that country from a possible British invasion. Most of the officers were Irish or had Irish family names. The regiment returned to Spain in 1771. Short biographies of Colonel Marcos Keating, Cadet Carlos Connely, Captain Lucas Treby (Tracy), Captain Patricio O'Heir, Captain Diego Barry, and Captain Diego Quinn.

Murray, Edmundo, 'Sources: Address by the President of Ireland Mary McAleese to the Senate of Mexico (6 April 1999)' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 5:1 (March 2007). [document]
Murray, Edmundo, Irish-Mexican Brothers: Edmundo and Juan O'Gorman in Ireland and the Americas: Culture, Politics and History by Jim Byrne, Philip Coleman and Jason King (eds.), Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO (forthcoming 2006). [document]
Murray, Edmundo, The San Patricios Battalion: A Bibliography in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' September-October 2005. [document]
Nelson, E. Charles and Alan Probert, A man who can speak of plants: Dr. Thomas Coulter (1793-1843) of Dundalk in Ireland, Mexico and Alta California (Dublin: E. Charles Nelson, 1994). viii, 181 p. Biography of the botanist and founder of Trinity College Dublin's herbarium.

Oberste, William H., Texas Irish Empresarios and Their Colonies: Power and Heweston, McMullen and McGloin. Refugio-San Patricio (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1953).

O'Crouley y O'Donnell, Pedro Alonso, A Description of the Kingdom of New Spain, ed. Sean Galvin (San Francisco: John Howell Publishers, 1972).

O'Fógartaigh, Séamus, Liberation and Development: A Latin American Perspective (Minerva Press, 1998).

O'Reilly, Juan: San Patricio (Batallón de) in "Diccionario Porrúa de historia, biografía y geografía de México" (Mexico: Editorial Porrúa, 1986).
Portela, Iván, 'Poem: Saint Patrick pray, pray for all of us, pray for me' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 5:1 (March 2007). [document]
Phillips, Tony, 'Mexico and Neocolonialism: an Irish perspective' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 5:1 (March 2007). [document]
Power, Wally, The Enigma of the San Patricios in "An Cosantoir" (Irish Ministry of Defence), 21 (1971), pp. 7-12.

Quinn, David B., Ireland and America: Their Early Associations, 1500-1640 (Liverpool University Press, 1991), pp. 11-16.

Quintana García, José Antonio, 'John Dynamite: The Adventures of a Filibuster' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 5:1 (March 2007). [document]
Riva Palacio, Vicente. Memorias de un impostor, Don Guillén de Lampart, rey de México [Novela histórica] (Mexico: Editorial Porrúa, 1946). Edited and introduced by Antonio Castro Leal.

Roche, Richard, The Texas Connection: The Story of the Wexford Colony in Refugio (Wexford, Texas: County Heritage Committee, 1989).

Ronan, Gerard, The Irish Zorro: The Extraordinary Adventures of William Lamport (1615-1659) (Dublin: Brandon, 2004).

Ronan, Gerard, Zorro of Wexford? in 'The Past' 22 (2000), pp. 3-50.

Rowe, Olwen, "Review of Iván Alejandro Portela Bonachea's 'Cantos de Tir na n-Og' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 6:1 (March 2007), pp. 93-96. [document]

Ryan, William, Shamrock and Cactus; the Story of the Catholic Heroes of Texas Independence (San Antonio & Houston: Southern Literary Institute, 1936).

Silva Prada, Natalia. 'Placer y dolor en la escritura de reclamo político: cartas, pasquines y otras especies novohispanas del siglo XVII' in Lillian von der Walde et al. (eds.), Injerto peregrino de grandezas admirables". Estudios de literatura y cultura española e hispanoamericana (siglos XVI al XVIII) (México: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa, 2007), pp.683-716. William Lamport's writings are a source for ideological and semantic analysis of discourse in seventeenth-century New Spain. The author used 'new' documents and a skilful contextualisation of the sources.

Stevens, Peter F., The Rogue's March: John Riley and the St. Patrick's Battalion (Washington D.C.: Brassey's, 1999). General account of the defection of John Riley and his companions, with strong ideological influence of the assumed British and USAmerican oppression of the Irish immigrants for ethnic and religious reasons. Includes an appendix with the names of St. Patrick's Battalion members, and an extensive bibliography.

Stevens, Peter F., The Proving Ground in 'American History Illustrated' 3 (February-March 1988), pp. 38-44.

Stinson, Byron, They Went Over to the Enemy in 'American History Illustrated' 3 (1968), pp. 30-36.

Sullivan, Eileen, Irish military men serving Spain in North America in the 18th and 19th centuries in 'The Irish Sword' 21:86 (1999), pp. 387-392.
Sweeny, William M., The Irish Soldiers in the War with Mexico in 'American Irish Historical Society' 26 (1927), pp. 255-259.
Troncarelli, Fabio, La spada e la croce: Guillén Lombardo e l'Inquisizione in Messico (Roma: Salerno Editrice, 1999). Bibliography of William Lamport (1611-1659).

Troncarelli, Fabio, The Man Behind the Mask of Zorro: William Lamport of Wexford in 'History Ireland' (Autumn 2001), pp. 22-25.

Vela, David, 'Irish Mexican, Latino Irlandés: Fountains of Literary Invention' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 5:1 (March 2007). [document]
Vincent, John, San Patricios: The Irishmen who died for Mexico in 'Irish Roots' 1 (1993), pp. 6-7.

Wallace, Edward S., The Battalion of Saint Patrick in the Mexican War in 'Military Affairs' 14 (Summer 1950), pp. 84-91.

Warburton, Sister Margaret Rose, A History of the Thomas O'Connor Ranch, Ph.D. dissertation, Catholic University of America (San Antonio, 1939).

Wynn, Dennis J., The San Patricio Soldiers: Mexico's Foreign Legion in 'Southwestern Studies' Monography 74 (El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1984).

Wynn, Dennis J., The 'San Patricios' and the United States-Mexican War of 1846-1848, PhD thesis, Loyola University (Chicago, 1982).


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