Irish Fair, New York, Irish Palace Building Association, diaspora
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The 1897 Irish Fair in New York City is significant for its map exhibit of a topographical map of Ireland, with soil from each county represented. For ten cents, participants could walk across the map and stand again on the soil of Ireland. This article examines the map exhibit as demonstrating diasporic nationalism of the late nineteenth century Irish emigrant, and also reads the exhibit as a contrapuntal political discourse on Irish nationalism, Anglo/American relations, and the position of the Irish immigrant in New York.
"The Auld Sod: Staging the Diaspora at the 1897 Irish Fair in New York City,"
e-Keltoi: Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies: Vol. 1, Article 4.
Available at: https://dc.uwm.edu/ekeltoi/vol1/iss1/4