Hidden History of the Boston Irish: Little-Known Stories from Ireland's

Hidden History of the Boston Irish: Little-Known Stories from Ireland's "Next Parish Over"

by Peter F. Stevens
     
 

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When it comes to Irish America, certain names spring to mind Kennedy, O'Neill and Curley testify to the proverbial footsteps of the Gael in Boston. However, few people know of Sister Mary Anthony O'Connell, whose medical prowess carried her from the convent to the Civil War battlefields, earning her the nickname the Boston Irish Florence Nightingale, or of Barney… See more details below

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When it comes to Irish America, certain names spring to mind Kennedy, O'Neill and Curley testify to the proverbial footsteps of the Gael in Boston. However, few people know of Sister Mary Anthony O'Connell, whose medical prowess carried her from the convent to the Civil War battlefields, earning her the nickname the Boston Irish Florence Nightingale, or of Barney McGinniskin, Boston's first Irish cop, who proudly roared at every roll call, McGinniskin from the bogs of Ireland present! Along with acclaim or notoriety, many forgotten Irish Americans garnered numerous historical firsts. In Hidden History of the Boston Irish, Peter F. Stevens offers an entertaining and compelling portrait of the Irish immigrant saga and pays homage to the overlooked, yet significant, episodes of the Boston Irish experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013858084
Publisher:
The History Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/22/2011
Series:
hidden history , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,281,655
File size:
2 MB

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