Bryan McGovern

I am Chair of the History and Philosophy Department, Professor of History and History Education, and I teach courses in Irish History, American History, and History Education. I earned my Ph.D. in History from the University of Missouri in 2003. My research interests focus on 19th century Irish and Irish-American History and include:

"Richard O'Gorman and Young Ireland on Race, Class, and Culture in Nineteenth Century Irish America," New Hibernia Review (Summer, 2022).

“Andrew Jackson and the Protestant Irish of Philadelphia: Early Nineteenth Century Sectarianism,” Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies (Spring 2020). 

“Young Ireland and Southern Nationalism,” Irish Studies South (2016).

The Fenians: Irish Rebellion in the North Atlantic World, 1858-1876 (Patrick Steward, co-author, University of Tennessee Press, 2013).

“Kerby Miller and Irish Immigration to America,” in The Making of Modern Immigration: An Encyclopedia of People and Ideas (2012).

 John Mitchel: Irish Nationalist, Southern Secessionist (University of Tennessee Press, 2009).

 “John Mitchel: Ecumenical Nationalist in the Old South,” New Hibernia Review (Summer, 2001).

I am currently working on an article that examines Young Ireland's views on religion. 

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