The Irish in Philadelphia: Ten Generations of Urban Experience

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Preface
1.
E. A. Gutkind, Revolution of Environment ( London: Routledge & Kagan Paul, 1957).
2.
Oscar Handlin and John Burchard, eds., The Historian and the City ( Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1963), p. 26.
3.
"The importance of immigration . . . remain as yet only dimly grasped. We shall have to disentangle the special effects of immigration from the encompassing legends; and that will require all the light that comparative history can shed" ( John Higham, "Immigration," in C. Vann Woodward, ed., The Comparative Approach to American History [ New York: Basic Books, 1968], p. 92). See also Rudolph Vecoli, "Ethnicity: A Neglected Dimension of American History" (Paper delivered at the Sixty-second Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Philadelphia, Pa., 18 April 1969).
4.
E. Digby Baltzell, The Philadelphia Gentlemen ( Glencoe, Ill.: Free Press, 1958); Nathaniel Burt, The Perennial Philadelphians ( Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1963); Sam Bass Warner, The Private City: Philadelphia ( Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1968). The ethnic and class bias of older historians of the city is noted in Edward Pessen, "The Egalitarian Myth and the Social Reality," American Historical Review 76, no. 4( October 1971): 1031.

Chapter 1
1.
Myles Dillon, "The Antiquity of Irish Tradition," Proceedings of the British Academy, vol. 33 ( 1947), J. C. Beckett, A Short History of Ireland ( New York: Harper & Row, 1966), pp. 96-130; JamesCarty

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xiii
  • One a Tradition Grows 3
  • Two the Famine Generation 24
  • Three City Shelter 38
  • Four Working to Live 61
  • Five Church and School 88
  • Six Clans and Causes 106
  • Seven Hibernia Philadelphia 126
  • Eight the Tradition Persists 145
  • Nine the Urban Irishman 165
  • Notes 185
  • NOTE ON SOURCES 237
  • Index 243
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