The New York Irish
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New York Irish by Ronald H. Bayor
Book DescriptionWhen 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 African-Americans, Chinese, and Dominicans; the battle for freedom of religious expression; and the problem of illegal immigration. It offers a fresh perspective on an immigrant people's encounter with the famed metropolis. A joint project of the Irish Institute and the New York Irish History Roundtable
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801857645
(254mm x 175mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ronald H. Bayor
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Encountering Ellis Island, Paperback (May 2014)
Encountering Ellis Island lays bare the profound and sometimes-victorious story of people chasing the American Dream: leaving everything behind, facing a new language and a new culture, and starting a new American life.
Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America, Hardback (June 2004)» View all books by Ronald H. Bayor
All historians would agree that America is a nation of nations. But what does that mean in terms of the issues that have moved and shaped us as a people? This book illuminates the myriad ways in which immigration, racial, and ethnic histories have shaped the contours of contemporary American society.
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Author Biography - Ronald H. Bayor
Ronald H. Bayor is professor of history at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Timothy J. Meagher is archivist and museum director at the Catholic University of America.
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