Through moving text crafted by John T. Ridge, one of New York City�s leading historians, this volume explores the past, present and future of Irish-American pride in a vivid celebration of the nation�s longest-running parade and the people and events who shaped it. The image of the long green line, gallantly marched by the descendants of the seven million who emigrated from Ireland to America over three centuries, illustrates the triumphs of a proud and passionate people.
Drawing from New York�s most precious photographic archives, editor Lynn Mosher Bushnell has assembled a visual history of the parade that unfolds page by page with hundreds of rare and extraordinary photographs. Celebrating 250 Years pays heartfelt tribute to the Irish in America. The annual parade reflects their strength, spirit and passion and contributes to the unique character of New York City.
|Publisher:||Quinnipiac University Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Lynn Mosher Bushnell (editor) manages Quinnipiac University Press and serves as vice president for public affairs at Quinnipiac University. She has marched in the storied New York City St. Patrick�s Day Parade under the Quinnipiac University banner for nearly 20 years. She often is joined on the parade route by her husband, Donald, the great-grandson of Irish immigrants, and their three children, Katharine, Rebecca and Stephen. Quinnipiac University is home to An Gorta M�r, the world�s largest collection of art and literature devoted exclusively to Ireland� s Great Hunger. The extensive sculpture collection and other rare holdings may be viewed on the Quinnipiac University campus or online at thegreathunger.org.
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