All Blog Posts Tagged 'Irish-American' (8)

From Paradise to Gotham ... Historical Novelists and the Irish-American Story

New York looms large in the history of the Irish. For the Irish-American -- particularly the 19th century Irish-American -- New York City was, in almost every way possible, the gateway city of America. Vast, foreign, dangerous, the city consumed migrants and emigrants alike. Decade after decade the people…

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Added by Sarah Nagle on July 10, 2015 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments

Linkedin Long-Form Post #10 James Francis Smith Synopsis of the Irish-American Chronicle Plus the free download offer The 120-page Irish-American Chronicle takes an historical byway lightly trave…

Linkedin Long-Form Post #10 James Francis Smith

Synopsis of the Irish-American Chronicle Plus the free download offer

The 120-page Irish-American Chronicle takes an historical byway lightly traveled .

Few Irish-Americans have a profound understanding of what their forefathers accomplished to make this country great. To narrow this gap in our knowledge, I offered to download, for free, The Irish-American…

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Added by James Francis Smith on August 19, 2014 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family (1820-1920)

The Healy family is an interesting Irish-American and and African-American family.  I did the following book review a couple of years back:

Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920

by James M. O’Toole

Reviewed by John Edward “Ed” Murphy

I first learned of the Healy family in January 1959, when I paged…

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Added by John Edward Murphy on July 25, 2014 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Linkedin Long-Form Posts

I've been invited to publish Long-Form Posts on Linkedin & decided to share them with my readers on Wild Geese.  Here are my first posts. Hope you enjoy them.

Linkedin Long-Form Post #1

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 9, 2014 at 1:06pm — No Comments

General Phillip Sheridan: Short in Stature, Tall in the Saddle

1928: Killenkere, County Cavan Ireland

The following article regarding the author’s grandfather is from a 1928 Anglo Celt newspaper published in County Cavan, Ireland.

… Mr. Matthew Smith, Beagh Upper, Parish of Upr. Killinkere. Mr. Smith resided in Philadelphia until a few years ago, when he returned…

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Added by James Francis Smith on June 20, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

'Irish Philadelphia' Roots Run Deep, Says Author Poxon

Marita Krivda Poxon, author of "…
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Added by The Wild Geese on August 27, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

IN HIS OWN WORDS: WRITER THOMAS KELLY

'Empire Rising' Author Explores New York Irish's 'High Noon'

IN HIS OWN WORDS: WRITER THOMAS KELLY

WGT Arts Writer Doug Chandler recently interviewed author (and former political operative and construction worker) Thomas Kelly, focusing on Kelly's new book, "Empire…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

'Empire Rising' Author Explores 'High Noon' for City's Irish

'Empire Rising' Author Explores 'High Noon' for City's Irish

By Doug Chandler

Author Thomas Kelly feels such a keen attachment to Irish-American history that he often wishes he lived in the 1930s, a period he calls "high noon for the Irish in New York."…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments

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