The Butte Irish: Class and Ethnicity in an American Mining Town, 1875-1925

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University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1989 - History - 443 pages
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This book began in 1982 when Catherine Dowling, a graduate student from Dublin, burst into my office with the news that she had found some Clan-na-Gael records at the World Museum of Mining in Butte. She used a part of those records to prepare her M.A. thesis. Later that year Michael Garrity uncovered some more 'Irish stuff' at the museum, incorporating it into his senior honors papers.
  

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Contents

Out of Ireland
1
From Ireland to Butte
13
Remembered Pasts
35
Butte America Building an Irish Community
61
Church Party and Fraternity The Irish and Their Associations
94
Safe and Steady Work The Irish and the Hazards of Butte
133
Irishmen and Workers The Origins of a Western WorkingClass Conservatism 18781907
180
Irish Worker Conservatism and the Butte Miners Union 18801910
221
The Aristocracy Besieged The BMU the Enclave and the New Immigration 191014
255
The Patriot Game Buttes Irish and the Causes of Ireland
292
Irishtown at War The German Alliance and Worker Protest 19001918
340
The Postwar Years
398
Sources Consulted
413
Index
435
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