Boston Irish

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Konecky & Konecky, 1995 - Boston (Mass.) - 384 pages
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According to Thomas O'Connor, Irish political dominance in Boston grew out of generations of bitter and unyielding conflict between Yankees and Irish Catholic immigrants. Unlike the Irish in other American cities, the settlers in Boston encountered a homogenous, long-established Anglo-Saxon population openly hostile toward the Irish and all things Roman Catholic. O'Connor charts the course of the Irish's growing political influence in Boston against the background of this clash between two different cultures. He argues that Irish politicians established a distinct philosophy of government that often shifted from traditional Democratic leadership to local neighborhood populism.

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User Review  - Othemts - LibraryThing

Subtitled "A Political History" this is the Dean of Boston History's story of the rise of Irish from subjugated minority to political power in Boston. While there is a lot more that could be said of ... Read full review

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Great book which gave me great background context to the city's people and cultural evolution. Read full review

Contents

Wild Geese and Tragic Exiles
1
Brickbats and Hickory Sticks
32
KnowNothings and Unionists
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Copyright

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