Finnigans, Slaters, and Stonepeggers: A History of the Irish in Vermont

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Images from the Past, 2009 - History - 242 pages
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"Author Vincent Feeney, longtime adjunct professor of history at the University of Vermont, has written the first book that peels back the Yankee mythos and examines the surprisingly rich, true story of the Irish in Vermont, from the first steady trickle of colonial pioneers to the flood of famine refugees and onward. From Fort Ticonderoga to Civil War battlefields and up until the years after World War II, discover how the Irish arrived, survived, fought, labored, organized, worshipped, played, and managed to prosper. This is a surprisingly behind-the-scenes American success story that has never been fully told until now."

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Biography Vincent E. Feeney received a BA from San Jose State University, MA from the University of Vermont, and PhD from the University of Washington, allin History. He was Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Vermont 1977-2006. Since 2003 he has been a Lecturer for the Vermont Humanities Council. Feeney is also the author of Finnigans, Slaters, and Stonepeggers: A History of the Irish in Vermont (Images from the Past, 2009); The Great Falls on Onion River: A History of Winooski, Vermont (Winooski History Society, 2002); and Vermont: An Illustrated History with John Duffy (American Heritage Press, 2000). He is a member of the Vermont Historical Society, Center for Research on Vermont, Chittenden County Historical Society (President 1999-2003), and the Winooski Historical Society.

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