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New York Irish

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ISBN-10: 0801857643

ISBN-13: 9780801857645

Edition: 1996 (Reprint)

Authors: Ronald H. Bayor, Timothy Meagher

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When Ellis Island opened in 1892, nearly four million Irish men and women had already made the journey to America. By the 1990s, Ireland had sent another million or more. New York has been both port of entry and home to the Irish for three centuries. During that time, America's premier city has undergone massive changes, and the Irish--one of the country's oldest ethnic groups--have played a vital part in its history. The New York Irish tackles subjects like the medicalization of anti-immigrant prejudice; entrepreneurship in business; the impact of music and language on ethnic social life; the effect of nationalist movements on local politics; the dynamics of Irish relations with…    
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 9/30/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 6.87" wide x 10.00" long x 1.34" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Ronald H. Bayor is professor of history at the Georgia Institute of Technology and editor of the Journal of American Ethnic History. His books include Neighbors in Conflict: The Irish, Germans, Jews, and Italians of New York City, 1929-1941 and Fiorello La Guardia: Ethnicity and Reform.

List of Illustrations and Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Colonial and Early National America
Overview: The Irish and the Emerging City: Settlement to 1844
"Upon a bunch of straw": The Irish in Colonial New York City
Religion, Ethnicity, and History: Clues to the Cultural Construction of Law
The Development of an Irish American Community in New York City before the Great Migration
The Great Migration: 1844 to 1877
Overview: "The Most Irish City in the Union": The Era of the Great Migration, 1844-1877
"Desirable Companions and Lovers": Irish and African Americans in the Sixth Ward, 1830-1870
Quimbo Appo's Fear of Fenians: Chinese-Irish-Anglo Relations in New York City
Illness and Medical Care among Irish Immigrants in Antebellum New York
Shrewd Irishmen: Irish Entrepreneurs and Artisans in New York's Clothing Industry, 1830-1880
Union Green: The Irish Community and the Civil War
The Turn of the Century: 1877 to 1914
Overview: Forging Forward and Looking Back
Going to the Ladies' Fair: Irish Catholics in New York City, 1870-1900
The Irish Language in New York, 1850-1900
Irish County Societies in New York, 1880-1914
The Irish American Worker in Transition, 1877-1914: New York City as a Test Case
"In Time of Peace, Prepare for War": Key Themes in the Social Thought of New York's Irish Nationalists, 1890-1916
The Early Twentieth Century: 1914 to 1945
Overview: When New York Was Irish, and After
Striking for Ireland on the New York Docks
Of "Mornin' Glories" and "Fine Old Oaks": John Purroy Mitchel, Al Smith, and Reform as an Expression of Irish American Aspiration
"From the East Side to the Seaside": Irish Americans on the Move in New York City
The Modern Era: 1945 to 1992
Overview: An End and a Beginning
The Neighborhood Changed: The Irish of Washington Heights and Inwood since 1945
Emigrants, Eirepreneurs, and Opportunists: A Social Profile of Recent Irish Immigration in New York City
Irish Traditional and Popular Music in New York City: Identity and Social Change, 1930-1975
The Heart's Speech No Longer Stifled: New York Irish Writing since the 1960s
Conclusion
Appendix 1 Statistical Tables
Appendix 2 Maps
Notes
Select Bibliography
Contributors
Index