Vol. 11 (2021)
Sezione monografica / Monographic Section

Teaching Irish History to Irish-Argentine children at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Viviana P. Keegan
Universidad del Salvador
Published June 16, 2021
Keywords
  • Christian brothers,
  • Irish-Argentine childhood,
  • Irish history textbooks,
  • Irish in Argentina,
  • Mary-Louise Gwynn
How to Cite
Keegan, V. P. (2021). Teaching Irish History to Irish-Argentine children at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Studi Irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies, 11. https://doi.org/10.13128/SIJIS-2239-3978-12878

Abstract

The purpose of this work is to research on the teaching of Irish history to Irish children in Argentina between 1880 and 1922. It examines two Irish history textbooks - Stories from Irish History: Told for Children by Mrs. Stephen Gwynn (1904) and the Christian Brothers’ Irish History Reader (1905) – published in Dublin and in use in two Irish-Argentine educational and religious centres, St. Paul’s Passionist School (Capitán Sarmiento) and St. Patrick Catholic Association (Rosario). The special section of the Argentine Gaelic League on the community’s Catholic newspaper, The Southern Cross, will allow us to analyse and study the educational, pedagogical, cultural and political links between Ireland and Argentina and their strong nationalist connections.

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