Black Powder, White Lace: The du Pont Irish and Cultural Identity in Nineteenth-Century America

Twenty years ago, Margaret Mulrooney’s history of the community of Irish immigrant workers at the du Pont powder yards, Black Powder, White Lace, was published to wide acclaim. Now, as much of the materials Mulrooney used in her research are now electronically available to the public, and as debates about immigration continue to rage, a new […]

Author:
Margaret M. Mulrooney
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532812
Hardback Release:
December 2022
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532805
Paperback Release:
December 2022
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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The Celebrity Monarch: Empress Elisabeth and the Modern Female Portrait

Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837-1898), wife of Habsburg Emperor Francis Joseph I, was celebrated as the most beautiful woman in Europe. Glamorous painted portraits by Franz Xaver Winterhalter and widely collected photographs spread news of her beauty, and the twentieth-century German-language film trilogy Sissi (1955-57) cemented this legacy. Despite the enduring fascination with the empress, art historians […]

Author:
Olivia Gruber Florek
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532867
Hardback Release:
February 2023
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532850
Paperback Release:
February 2023
Series:
Performing Celebrity

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Victorine du Pont: The Force Behind The Family

Victorine Elizabeth du Pont, the first child of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont and his wife Sophie, was seven years old when her family emigrated to America, where her father established the humble beginnings of what would become a corporate giant. Through correspondence with friends and relatives from the ages of eight to sixty-eight, Victorine unwittingly […]

Author:
Leonard C. Spitale
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532775
Hardback Release:
December 2022
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532768
Paperback Release:
December 2022
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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