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The Boston Irish : a political history

Author: Thomas H O'Connor
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, [1995] ©1995
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Connor, Thomas H., 1922-
Boston Irish.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, c1995
(OCoLC)697767998
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas H O'Connor
ISBN: 1555532209 9781555532208 0316626619 9781568526201 1568526202 9780316626613
OCLC Number: 31604639
Description: xix, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Boston's Irish mayors --
Wild geese and tragic exiles --
Brickbats and hickory sticks --
Know-nothings and unionists --
Power, patronage, and politics --
Bosses and bureaucrats --
Goo goos and chowderheads --
Lace curtains and two Toilets --
Tall ships and yellow buses --
The last hurrah?
Responsibility: Thomas H. O'Connor.

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An informed history of the Irish community in Boston.  Read more...

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"Thomas H. O'Connor is a professor of history at Boston College and a native of South Boston and, according to Jack Beatty, Curley's biographer, 'the dean of Boston historians.' In this book, he Read more...

 
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