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The Irish way : becoming American in the multiethnic city, James R. Barrett

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The Irish way : becoming American in the multiethnic city
Title
The Irish way
Title remainder
becoming American in the multiethnic city
Statement of responsibility
James R. Barrett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This street-level history of turn-of-the-century urban life explores the Americanizing influence of the Irish on successive waves of migrants to the American city. The author, a historian chronicles how a new urban American identity was forged in the interactions between immigrants in the streets, saloons, churches, and workplaces of the American city. For good or ill, he contends, this process of Americanization was shaped largely by the Irish. From Boston to Chicago, newer waves of immigrants and African Americans found it nearly impossible to avoid the entrenched Irish. While other historians have long emphasized the role of settlement houses and other mainstream institutions in Americanizing immigrants, the author makes the original case that the culture absorbed by newcomers had a distinctly Hibernian cast. Drawing on contemporary sociological studies, Irish American literature, and newspaper accounts, this book recounts how the interactions between the Irish and later immigrants helped to forge a multiethnic American identity that has a profound legacy in our cities today
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1950-
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Barrett, James R.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.I6
LC item number
B273 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin history of American life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish
  • Irish
  • National characteristics, Irish
  • City and town life
  • City and town life
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Ireland
  • United States
  • Irish
  • Irish national characteristics
  • City and town life
  • Pluralism (Social sciences)
  • Ireland
  • United States
Label
The Irish way : becoming American in the multiethnic city, James R. Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-366) and index
Contents
The street -- The parish -- The workplace -- The stage -- The machine -- The nation
Control code
733230716
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
384 p.
Isbn
9781594203251
Lccn
2011040105
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)733230716
Label
The Irish way : becoming American in the multiethnic city, James R. Barrett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-366) and index
Contents
The street -- The parish -- The workplace -- The stage -- The machine -- The nation
Control code
733230716
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
384 p.
Isbn
9781594203251
Lccn
2011040105
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)733230716

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