The Irish Americans : a history /
by Dolan, Jay P.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2008Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: xi, 352 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 159691419X (alk. paper); 9781596914193 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Irish Americans -- History
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -336) and index.
The forgotten era, 1700-1840 -- The famine generation and beyond, 1840-1920 -- Becoming American, 1920-1960 -- Irish and American, 1960-2000.
Follows the Irish from their first arrival in the American colonies through the bleak days of the potato famine, the decades of ethnic prejudice and nativist discrimination, the rise of Irish political power, and on to the historic moment when John F. Kennedy was elected to this highest office in the land.