Looks at the relationship between the US and Ireland leading up to, during, and in the aftermath of Ireland's Easter Rising. It places the Rising in a transnational and transatlantic setting, making a new contribution to the historiography of modern Ireland, to the understanding of ethnic allegiances in neutral America, and to the mechanics of revolutionary networks and diaspora nationalism. 24 scholars from a variety of disciplines, including a foreword by Joe Lee, excavate the ways in which the United States was a critical theater of war in Ireland's journey towards independence. ""This book remind us just how intimately our national stories were intertwined. An instant classic, it belongs in every Irish home as a foundational text in the story of the Rising.""--Irish Voice