Bryan McGovern

I am a Professor of History and Program Coordinator for 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:

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

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

“Young Ireland and Southern Nationalism,” Irish Studies South: (2016, Iss. 2, Article 5)

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

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

I am currently working on an article that examines Andrew Jackson's relationship to the Irish-American community, as well as a manuscript on the influence of Young Ireland in the United States.

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