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From the start of the mass immigration of the Irish to America as a result of the Irish potato famine in the 1840`s to the election of John F. Kennedy as president in 1960, the Irish contribution to American life has been both substantial and controversial.

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Irish Brigade In The Civil War: The 69th New York And Other Irish Regiments Of The Army Of The Potomac by Joseph G. Bilby.
The unveiling of the Irish Brigade Memorial at Antietam has focused attention on one of the most colorful units of the American Civil War. Despite its...
Scraping by: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore by Seth Rockman.
Enslaved mariners, white seamstresses, Irish dockhands, free black domestic servants, and native-born street sweepers all navigated the low-end labor ...
Party Of Fear, The: From Nativist Movements to the New Right in American History by David H. Bennett.
Why, for two hundred years, have some American citizens seen this country as an endangered Eden, to be purged of corrupting peoples or ideas by any me...
American Slavery, Irish Freedom: Abolition, Immigrant Citizenship, and the Transatlantic Movement for Irish Repeal by Angela F. Murphy.
From its beginnings, Irish Americans who supported the movement for the repeal of the act of parliamentary union between Ireland and Great Britain du...