America and 1916: “A poets’ revolution”

May 05, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

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The Irish Catholic reviews Bob Schmuhl's book "Ireland’s Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising."

Felix M. Larkin

When President John F. Kennedy addressed a joint meeting of the Dáil and Seanad during his state visit to Ireland in 1963, he said: “No people ever believed more deeply in the cause of Irish freedom than the people of the United States.” Likewise, the 1916 rebels acknowledged the support of Ireland’s “exiled children in America” in their iconic Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

Read more of this review here.