Title

Forgotten Bravery: The San Patricio Battalion and the Irish Experience

Date

5-28-2015 9:20 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 9:35 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

Department

History

Session Chair

John L. Rector

Session Title

History Senior Seminar Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

John L. Rector

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

The San Patricio Battalion was a group of Irish immigrants who defected from the United States Army and went to fight for the Mexican Army during the Mexican-American War. I will discuss the reasons and motivations involved in the men's defection, which include nativism and the large component of anti-Catholicism that was largely present and practiced in the U.S. during that period and beyond. Sources that were used to understand the Irish history and heritage of the men, those that discuss nativism, and the progression of works that gradually recognized the narrative of the San Patricios will be analyzed.

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May 28th, 9:20 AM May 28th, 9:35 AM

Forgotten Bravery: The San Patricio Battalion and the Irish Experience

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

The San Patricio Battalion was a group of Irish immigrants who defected from the United States Army and went to fight for the Mexican Army during the Mexican-American War. I will discuss the reasons and motivations involved in the men's defection, which include nativism and the large component of anti-Catholicism that was largely present and practiced in the U.S. during that period and beyond. Sources that were used to understand the Irish history and heritage of the men, those that discuss nativism, and the progression of works that gradually recognized the narrative of the San Patricios will be analyzed.