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Ghosts of Duffy's Cut The Irish Who Died Building America's Most Dangerous Stretch of Railroad

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ISBN-10: 0275987272

ISBN-13: 9780275987275

Edition: 2006

Authors: William E. Watson, J. Francis Watson, John H. Ahtes, Earl H. Schandelmeier III, Earl H. Schandelmeier

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In 1832, 57 Irish Catholic workers were brought to the United States to lay one of the most difficult miles of American railway, Duffy's Cut of the Pennsylvania Railroad. These men were chosen because, in the eyes of the railroad company that hired them, they were expendable. Deaths were common during the building of the railway, but this stretch was worse than most. When cholera swept the camp basic medical attention and community support was denied to them. In the end all 57 men--the entire work crew--died and were buried in a mass unmarked grave. Their families in Ireland were never notified about what had happened to them. The company did its best to cover up the incident, which was…    
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List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 7/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 1.144

WILLIAM E. WATSON is Associate Professor and Chair of History at Immaculata College in Pennsylvania. He is the author of Tricolor and Crescent (Praeger, 2003) and The Collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union (Greenwood, 1998).

J. FRANCIS WATSON has a Ph.D. in historical theology. His articles on religious history have appeared in various journals.

JOHN H. AHTES is Assistant Professor of History at Immaculata College. He has published in Irish Review.

Preface and Acknowledgments
The Genesis of the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad
The Kingdom of Ireland in 1832 America in 1832
The Irish in Penn's Woods
The Story of Duffy's Cut "A Chastisement for the Sins of the People: "Cholera in Pennsylvania, 1832
Duffy's Cut Project: A Chronicle
A Virtual Tour of Duffy's Cut
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