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Waterbury Irish : from the Emerald Isle to the Brass City

Author: Janet Maher, (Associate professor); John Wiehn
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The hard work of nineteenth-century Irish immigrants in Waterbury helped place the city on the map as the Brass Capital of the World. In the early years of immigration, Irish Catholics held Mass in secret, but eventually beautiful churches were built, attracting the most revered clergy in Connecticut. Soon Irish and Irish Americans established themselves as city leaders and professionals in the community. Dr.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Maher, (Associate professor); John Wiehn
ISBN: 9781626197350 1626197350
OCLC Number: 913768368
Description: 187 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Immigrants enter America --
Waterbury becomes predominantly Irish and Catholic --
The late nineteenth-century Irish community --
Waterbury Irish in the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Janet Maher with John Wiehn.

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"The hard work of nineteenth-century Irish immigrants in Waterbury helped place the city on the map as the Brass Capital of the World. In the early years of immigration, Irish Catholics held Mass in secret, but eventually beautiful churches were built, attracting the most revered clergy in Connecticut. Soon Irish and Irish Americans established themselves as city leaders and professionals in the community. Dr. Charles A. Monagan was a founding member of St. Mary's Hospital, while his son John later became mayor. Some achieved fame through their excellence in sports, such as Roger Connor, who held a long-standing record for career home runs until it was broken by Babe Ruth. Detailed research and oral histories from living descendants bring to light the remarkable Waterbury Irish legacy" -- Publisher's description.

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