By Joseph E. Thompson
Thompson examines the U.S. role--both governmental and that of Irish-Americans--in trying to carry a answer to the strife in Northern eire. He concentrates at the efforts because 1967, relatively the expansion of yank efforts to turn into the principal humanitarian participant within the peace process.The U.S. executive stance used to be at first one among strict non-involvement. even if, within the aftermath of Vietnam and Watergate, reduced White condominium authority inspired Irish-American teams to problem the normal Irish coverage. stream clear of strict non-involvement all started with Congressional hindrance for the emerging specter of Irish-American anger on the remedy of northern Irish Catholics. an enormous transition to humanitarian coverage happened throughout the Reagan management. Contributing elements that helped the U.S. executive take a brand new path in overseas coverage have been America's failure to answer the escalation of Northern eire violence, a powerful own ethnic tie among the U.S. President and Speaker of the home O'Neill, a private hyperlink among President Reagan and major Minister Thatcher, and severe lobbying by way of Irish-Americans and the Irish executive. After a quick interval of silent international relations in the course of the Bush management, the Clinton management succeeded in a public blitz to recommend steps essential to convey peace nearer.
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Extra resources for American Policy and Northern Ireland: A Saga of Peacebuilding
They believe that this term connotes the separation of the island’s six counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone, and the cryptic Derry (for nationalists) or Londonderry (for unionists) or L’Derry (for the ambivalent) from Ireland, with political allegiance to Britain. Irish unionists go to the other extreme and use the term “Ulster” to refer to Northern Ireland. This term, however, leads to another political stigma, as when unionists refer to themselves as Ulster Protestants. In response to unionists using this term, Irish nationalists insist that traditional Ulster consists of nine counties, Northern Ireland’s six counties plus Counties Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan (these three counties are now part of the Irish Republic).
Irish Americans—Politics and government. 8. Peaceful change (International relations)—History—20th century. I. Title. 730416—dc21 00–064947 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data is available. Copyright © 2001 by Joseph E. Thompson All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, by any process or technique, without the express written consent of the publisher. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 00–064947 ISBN: 0-275-96517-1 First published in 2001 Praeger Publishers, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881 An imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.
Government officials hide their anti-British sentiments behind the American neutrality law of 1818. This anti-British feeling also allowed Americans to elect their country’s first Irish-American president, Andrew Jackson. IRISH IMMIGRANTS Anglophobia had become a salient attitude for Americans by the 1800s. However, Yankee practicality required that the United States have diplomatic relations with the most powerful country at that time—Britain. When Daniel O’Connell and Paul Cardinal Cullen began the Catholic Emancipation movement in Ireland, the movement also assumed national proportions in America between 1820 and 1830.