The Irish in America (Classic Reprint)by William Russell Grace
I do not propose to speak to you to-night of what has been accomplished in the pursuits of commerce or of war, in literature, or in art,in science in science, or in statesmanship by our country men or the descendants of our country men whose names have been identified with the growth and development of America.Nor shall I describe
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I do not propose to speak to you to-night of what has been accomplished in the pursuits of commerce or of war, in literature, or in art,in science in science, or in statesmanship by our country men or the descendants of our country men whose names have been identified with the growth and development of America.Nor shall I describe the hardships and the triumphs of the early settlers, who, to escape religious persecution at home, or to mend fortunes shattered by the harshness of a discriminating and oppressive English policy, sought new opportunities in a new world In the one case the roll is long and brilliant; in the other the impress, though largely impersonal is definitely traceable in the history of prosperous municipalities and States; while in both, might be found ample opportunity of drawing inspiring lessons from the lives of brave and successful men. There is, however, a phase of the much discussed problem of the Irish in America which is of even more interest to the Irish here, as Irishmen, than the biographies of distinguished compatriots. The American Irish are and have been an important factor in the political history of this and the mother country. They have created and modified public opinion in its relation to themselves and to their kinfolk across the sea, and have influenced and even determined State policy.
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