William Mulligan Jr.


Ph.D., Clark University, 1982
M.A., Clark University, 1973
B.A., Assumption College, 1970

"How the Irish became American." Heritage, Diaspora and the Consumption of Culture: Movements in Irish Landscape. ed. Diane Sabenacio Nitiham and Rebecca Boyd. Farham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2014.
"Race religion in the Mexican War." The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History: The Colonial Period to 1877. ed. Antonio S. Thompson and Christos G. Frentzos. New York: Routledge, 2014.
"The Civil War in Western Kentucky and West Tennessee, 1860-1865: Toward Understanding the Significance of the Jackson Purchase." Journal of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society. XLI (2014).
"Alive and Well: New Perspectives on Irish America." Journal of American Ethnic History. 31, 3 (Spring, 2012).
"The Anatomy of Failure: Nineteenth-Century Irish Copper Mining in an Emerging Atlantic and Global Economy," The Irish in the Atlantic World. ed. David Gleeson. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2010.
"Shades of Green and Orange: the Varied Meanings of 'Irishness' in the Diaspora." Affecting Irishness: Mutability, Nationality, & Writing ‘The Green.’  Ed. James P. Byrne, Padraig Kirwan, and Michael O'Sullivan. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.
"What we Know about the Irish in the United States: Reflections on the Historical Literature of the Last Twenty Years." ABEI Journal (Brazillian Association for Irish Studies) 10 (2008).
"The Case for Emotion: Looking Back at The Great Hunger." New Hibernia Review 12, 4 (2008).
"Through a Different Lens: THe Irish Landscape as Seen by Mining Promoters, 1835-1880." Land and Landscape in Nineteenth Century Ireland. ed. Úna Ni Bhroiméil and Glenn Hooper. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008.
Badger Boy in Blue: The Civil War Letters of Chauncey H. Cooke. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2007.
The Shoemakers of Lynn, Massachusetts, 1850-1880: Family during the Transition from Hand to Machine Labor. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2006.
"The Irish Diaspora: The Larger Context." The Septs 27. no. 2 (April 2006).
"From the Emerald Isle to the Copper Island: The Irish in the Michigan Copper Country, 1845-1920." Radharc 5-7 (2004-2006).
"'The Merchant Prince' of the Copper Country: One Immigrant's American Success Story." Tipperary Historical Journal 2004.
"Completing the Ethnic Mosaic: Irish Miners in the Upper Peninsula." Chronical (The Historical Society of Michigan) 27, no.2 (Summer 2004).
"From the Beara to the Keweenaw: the Migration of Irish Miners from Allihies, County Cork to the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA, 1845-1880." Journal of the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland I (2001)
"Michigan in the Great Depression: The Dream Lost, The Dream Relaimed." Michigan Remembered: Photographs from the Farm Services Administration and the Office of War Information. Constance B. Schultz ed. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2001.
"Electrionic Resources and the Education of History Professionals." The History Teacher 34 (2001).
"History, Heritage, and Economic Development: The American Civil War and Heritage Tourism in Kentucky." Reflections on International Tourism: Tourism and Heritage Relationships: Global, National and Local Perspectives. ed. Mike Robinson. Sunderland, UK: The Centre for Travel and Tourism in association with Business Education Publishers, 2000.
"Irish Immigrants in the Early Keweenaw Mines: A Research Note." The Superior Signal 15, no. 2 (May 2000).
"Interpretation and Preservation of Civil War Sites: Two Case Studies from West Kentucky." George Wright Society Forum. 15 (1998).
"Kentucky African  Americans in the Civil War: A Brief History." Kentucky African Americans in the Civil War: A Defining Moment in the Quest for Freedom. Frankfort: Kentucky Heritage Council, 1997.
"A Brave New World; Reflections on American Acceptance and Industrialization." Continuity: A Journal of History 21 (1997). 
"In Memory: 'Gaelic Gotham, 1996." New Hibernia Review 1 (1997).
"Interview with Russell Kirk." Continuity: A Journal of History, 18 (1994).
"The Cliffs Shaft Mine Site." Geo. W Maher Quarterly 2 (April-June 1992).
"The Cliffs Shaft Project." Society for Industrial Archeology Newsletter 21 (Summer 1992).
"Cripin's Daughters: Women, Work, and Technological Change in the Shoe Industry." Essex Institute Historical Collections 127 (1991).
"From Artisan to Proletarian: The Family and the Vocational Training of Shoemakers in Lynn, Massachussetts." Life and Labor: Dimensions of American Working Class History. ed. Charles Stephenson and Robert Asher.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1986.
"The Transmission of Skill in the Shoe Industry: From Family to Factory Training in Lynn, Massachusetts, 1800-1920." The Craftsman in Early America. ed. Ian M.G. Quimby. New York: W.W. Norton for the Winterthur Museum, 1984.
"Mechanization and Work in the American Shoe Industry: The Shoemakers of Lynn, Massachusetts, 1852-1885." Journal of Economic History 41 (1981).
"The Corporation Community: Sparrows Point, Maryland." Business and Economic History 9 (1981).
"Divorce in Worcester County, Massachusetts, 1863-1880." Journal of Family Issues 1 (1980).
"Mapping the Transportation System of the Mid-Atlantic States: A Preliminary Report." Historical Methods 12 (1979) [co-author].

Courses Taught
History of Ireland
Irish Diaspora
Military History of the United States
Introduction of Public History
History of the United States Constitution
American Experience to 1865
Development of Historical Thinking
Readings in United States History

Research Interests
Colonial Amerca; Irish Diaspora; Military History; History of Ireland