The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multiethnic City (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 1, 2012 - History - 400 pages
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The newest volume in the award-winning Penguin History of American Life series, this innovative and fascinating work chronicles how a new urban American identity was forged in the streets, saloons, and churches of the nation's cities during the nineteenth century—a process deeply shaped, according to author James R. Barrett, by the Irish. Drawing on contemporary sociological studies and diaries, newspaper accounts, and Irish American literature, The Irish Way illustrates how interactions between the Irish and later immigrants on the streets, on the vaudeville stage, and in workplaces from New York to Chicago helped forge a multiethnic identity that has a profound legacy in our country today.

  

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Review: The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multiethnic City

User Review  - Richard K - Goodreads

This book is not only a detailed history of the Irish in America but an in-depth sociological study of the Irish interaction with other races and ethnic groups. The book is well researched and well ... Read full review

Review: The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multiethnic City

User Review  - Edward Sullivan - Goodreads

Interesting look at the impact Irish Americans had on entertainment, popular culture, labor, politics, and other facets of society, as well as the pivotal role played in the overall immigrant experience of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
ONE
TWO
THREE
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
EPILOGUE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTES
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

James R. Barrett is a professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is the author of William Z. Foster and the Tragedy of American Radicalism and lives in Champaign, Illinois.

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