The Paddy Camps
The Irish of Lowell, 1821-61
By (author) Brian C. Mitchell
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Paddy Camps by Brian C. Mitchell
Book DescriptionDisdained by many Yankee residents as Catholic lowlifes, the growing Irish population of the Lowell, Massachusetts, "paddy camps" in the nineteenth century proved a tempting source of cheap labor for local mill owners, who took advantage of the immigrants' proximity to exploit them to the fullest. Displaced by their cheaper labor, other workers blamed the Irish for job losses and added to their plight through repression and segregation. Now in paperback and featuring a new preface, Brian C. Mitchell's "The Paddy Camps" demonstrates how the Irish community in Lowell overcame adversity to develop strong religious institutions, an increased political presence, and a sense of common traditions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252073380
(228mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Brian C. Mitchell
Brian C. Mitchell is president of Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania."
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