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The Irish Americans A History (Paperback) Book

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The paperback The Irish Americans book presents a comprehensive overview of the Irish experience in America. Esteemed ethnic studies author Jay Dolan tracks the group from their arrival in the early 1700s to now. The Irish Americans history book, The Irish Americans A History, lays out the tragedies and triumphs endured and celebrated by Irish Americans, and is a must-have for any fan of American or world history.

The paperback The Irish Americans book is a history of Irish Americans from the eighteenth century to the present by one of the nation's most eminent scholars of the immigrant experience. Jay Dolan of the University of Notre Dame is one of America's most acclaimed scholars of immigration and ethnic history. In the Irish Americans History book, The Irish Americans, he caps his decades of writing and teaching with a magisterial history of the Irish experience in the United States, the first general-reader's account to be published since the 1960s. Dolan draws on his own original research and much other recent scholarship to weave a fresh and vivid narrative.

In the Jay Dolan book, The Irish Americans A History, he follows the Irish from their first arrival in the American colonies through the bleak days of the potato famine that brought millions of poor immigrants; the years of ethnic prejudice and "No Irish Need Apply;" the rise of Irish political power and the heyday of Tammany politics; to the historic moment when John F. Kennedy was elected to the highest office in the land. Dolan evokes the ghastly ships crowded with men and women fleeing the potato blight; the vibrant life of Catholic parishes in cities like New York and Chicago; and the world of machine politics, where ward bosses often held court in the local saloon.

The Discovery book, The Irish Americans is rich in colorful detail, balanced in judgment, and the most comprehensive work of its kind yet published. The Irish Americans will become a must-have volume for any reader with an interest in the Irish-American heritage.

Buy the paperback The Irish Americans book for a vivid and compelling account of the Irish experience in America.

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