Wherever they settled, immigrants from Ireland and their descendants shaped and reshaped their understanding of being Irish in response to circumstances in both the old and new worlds. In A Land of Dreams, Patrick Mannion analyzes and compares the evolution of Irish identity in three communities on the prow of northeastern North America: St John’s, Newfoundland, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Portland, Maine, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These three port cities, home to diverse Irish populations in different stages of development and in different national contexts, provide a fascinating set- ting for a study of intergenerational ethnicity. Mannion traces how Irishness could, at certain points, form the basis of a strong, cohesive identity among Catholics of Irish descent, while at other times it faded into the background. Although there was a consistent, often romantic gaze across the Atlantic to the old land, many of the organizations that helped mediate large-scale public en- gagement with the affairs of Ireland – especially Irish nationalist associations – spread from further west on the North American mainland. Irish ethnicity did not, therefore, develop in isolation, but rather as a result of a complex interplay of local, regional, national, and transnational networks. This volume shows that despite a growing generational distance, Ireland remained “a land of dreams” for many immigrants and their descendants. They were connected to a transnational Irish diaspora well into the twentieth century. Patrick Mannion is a sshrc postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History at Boston College. In the late nineteenth century, the first wave of female journalists began writ- ing in the French daily press. Yet, while they undeniably opened doors for the next generations of educated women, sexist hiring practices, assumptions about women’s aptitudes as reporters, and more subtle gender biases contin- ued to saturate the industry in the decades that followed. Gender, Generation, and Journalism in France, 1910–1940 investigates the careers and written work of ten women who regularly reported in the national, Paris-based dailies. Addressing the role of mentorship, family con- nections, gendered behaviours, reporting styles, and subject matter, Mary Lynn Stewart debunks lingering essentialist notions about women’s entry into journalism. She shows that struggling newspapers, attempting to reverse de- clining circulation, hired women to cover subjects that expanded to include international relations, colonial conflicts, trials, local politics, and social prob- lems. Through content analysis and systematic comparisons of several women and men reporting on the same or different events, she further queries claims about a feminine style, finding more similarities than differences between masculine and feminine reporting. Documenting the persistence of gender discrimination in the hiring, assign- ing, and assessment of women reporters in the French daily press, Gender, Generation, and Journalism in France, 1910–1940 demonstrates that, through the support of their female colleagues, women managed to succeed despite a variety of challenges. Mary Lynn Stewart is professor emerita of Simon Fraser University. 2 7 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queen’s Studies in Ethnic History June 2018 978-0-7735-5361-3 $39.95A CDN, $39.95A US, £33.00 paper 978-0-7735-5360-6 $120.00S CDN, $120.00S US, £99.00 cloth 6 x 9 360pp 6 b&w photos, 4 maps, 23 tables eBook available A Land of Dreams Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Irish in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine, 1880–1923 patrick mannion A comparative history of Irish community and identity in St John’s, Halifax, and Portland. N O R T H A M E R I C A N H I S T O R Y • I R I S H H I S T O R Y S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2018 978-0-7735-5323-1 $44.95A CDN, $44.95A US, £37.00 cloth 6 x 9 320pp eBook available Gender, Generation, and Journalism in France, 1910–1940 mary lynn stewart After the pioneer women in French newspapers, how did the next two generations, still a minority in the newsroom, fare? F R E N C H H I S T O R Y • G E N D E R S T U D I E S