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The Wireless Past
Anglo-Irish Writers and the BBC, 1931-1968
by Emily Bloom
- Chronicles the emergence of the British Broadcasting Corporation as a significant promotional platform and aesthetic influence for Irish modernism.
- Draws on original archival research, giving readers access to previously unpublished manuscripts, letters, and radio typescripts.
- Situates W. B. Yeats, Elizabeth Bowen, Louis MacNeice, and Samuel Beckett in the context of the media environments that shaped their works.
Oxford University Press
- First sustained study of immigration control conducted by states prior to the introduction of federal immigration law in the late nineteenth century.
- Argues that the origins of American immigration control were in cultural prejudice against the Irish and, more essentially, economic concerns about their poverty, rather than anti-Asian racism.
- Challenges long-standing idea that immigration was unregulated prior to passage of federal immigration legislation.
- Connects nativist politics to US deportation policy.
- Includes immigrants’ post-deportation experiences in Europe.