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Against the Grain: The History of Buffalo's First Ward
     

Against the Grain: The History of Buffalo's First Ward

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by Tim Bohen
 

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Against the Grain tells the story of a group of mostly Irish immigrants who toiled in the hulls of grain ships and in other waterfront industries in an area called the First Ward of Buffalo, New York. The First Ward was a geographically isolated area of Buffalo primarily inhabited by settlers from the south and west of Ireland, but was also home to enough Germans,

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Against the Grain: The History of Buffalo's First Ward 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written history of the Irish immigration into the 1st Ward of Buffalo, NY. Factual information of the struggles they encountered, among them being discrimination, disease, floods, poor working conditions and total poverty, just to name a few. But the highlight of this book, to me, is how the Irish overcame all of these obstacles and became a great part of America's history. History of the years between 1840's and 1940's. Large collection of photos.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
can you buy this in paperback
Anonymous More than 1 year ago