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