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The Irish in Pennsylvania


Despite the embrace of Irish culture on St. Patrick’s Day today, the history of the Irish in Pennsylvania and the US is marked as much by hardship, prejudice, and violence as it is by acceptance and celebration. The fall 2014 issue of Legacies explores that history.



Front Matter

Recognizing Our Supporters

Note from the Editor: Becoming American, Remaining Irish
by Tamara Gaskell

Window on the Collections: A Cartoon View of Irish Nationalism
by Rachel Moloshok

Celebrating America and Remembering Ireland: Philadelphia's Irish, 1790–1850
by Maurice J. Bric

Bridget in Philadelphia: The Irish Servant Girl, 1840–1930
by Margaret Lynch-Brennan

The "Molly Maguires," the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Bloody Summer of 1875
by Kevin Kenny

Charles Owen Rice & Philip Murray: Irish Apostles of Pennsylvania Labor
by Kenneth J. Heineman

Teachers' Page: Exploring Anti-Irish Attitudes
by Eden Heller

Teachers' Turn: The Irish Immigrant Experience
by Alicia Parks

Legacies for Kids: Book Reviews
by Sarah Stippich

Book and Web Reviews
by Rachel Moloshok

Food for Thought: Help Wanted-All Irish Need Apply
by Siobhán Lyons

Back Matter