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Irish Philadelphia

Author: Marita Krivda Poxon
Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2012] ©2012
Series: Images of America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philadelphia has been a magnet for the Irish since the 17th century. The Irish distinguished themselves in the Revolutionary War with dozens of heroes, such as Wexford-born sailor Commodore John Barry. When refugees from Ireland's Great Famine poured into Philadelphia after 1845, the city changed forever. The famine generation of Irish immigrants used their religious and cultural traditions to promote their own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Pictorial works
Biography Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Poxon, Marita Krivda.
Irish Philadelphia.
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2012]
(DLC) 2012941197
(OCoLC)841201163
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marita Krivda Poxon
OCLC Number: 883346459
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (127 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The colonial Irish --
The famine generation --
Notable Irish and the city's growth --
Ireland forever --
City of saints and scholars --
Building the Hibernian community --
The Lace Curtain Irish --
The wearin' of the green.
Series Title: Images of America.
Responsibility: Marita Krivda Poxon ; foreword by Justice Seamus P. McCaffery.

Abstract:

Philadelphia has been a magnet for the Irish since the 17th century. The Irish distinguished themselves in the Revolutionary War with dozens of heroes, such as Wexford-born sailor Commodore John Barry. When refugees from Ireland's Great Famine poured into Philadelphia after 1845, the city changed forever. The famine generation of Irish immigrants used their religious and cultural traditions to promote their own advancement by constructing a network of schools, Catholic churches, fraternal clubs, and cultural organizations. In Irish Philadelphia, images of their accomplishments and advancements are featured along with vibrant, personal stories of Irish residents. Prominent Irish Philadelphians highlighted include Bishop Francis Kenrick, Martin Maloney, Joseph McGarrity, Henry McIlhenny, Grace Kelly, Jack Kelly, Patrick Stanton, John McShain, and Fr. John McNamee.
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