A review of Bob Schmuhl's recently published book, "Ireland’s Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising"

Author: Rebecca Corrente

America’s role in the Easter Rising

Cahir O'Doherty @randomirish
 April 06,2016 11:28 AM

Review of "Ireland’s Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising," by Robert Schmuhl.

America has loomed large in the Irish political imagination for centuries for good reason. By the start of the 20th century the Irish American population in the United States was larger than the population in Ireland itself.

In the 19th century America became the nation that Irish republicans immediately looked to for inspiration and support (and they often found both, sometimes treating the place like an early ATM).

Read the rest of the review at Irishcentral.com, here.