Irish Denver, Colorado (Images of America Series)

Irish Denver, Colorado (Images of America Series)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738589077
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 02/20/2012
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 822,405
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Denver native Dennis Gallagher, Denver’s auditor, is son of Ellen Flaherty Gallagher and William Gallagher, a Denver firefighter. Dennis served 24 years in the Colorado Legislature and eight years on city council. Thomas Jacob Noel is a professor at the University of Colorado Denver, an author or coauthor of 40 books and articles, and appears as “Dr. Colorado” on Channel 9’s Colorado & Company. James Patrick Walsh, author of Michael Mooney and the Leadville Irish, also teaches at the University of Colorado Denver and Regis University and is the founder of the Romero Theater Troupe, which brings nontraditional, social justice–related history to the general public.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Gold, Guns, and Gandy Dancers: Hibernians in Early Colorado 1

2 Keeping the Faith: The Irish Catholic Church 23

3 Hibernians and Fenians: Irish Festivals and Nationalist Organizations 33

4 Wet and Dry Goods: Hibernian Entrepreneurs 41

5 Green Collar Solidarity: Irish Labor Leaders 57

6 Daughters of Erin: Irish Women in Colorado 71

7 Get Out the Vote: Denver's Irish Politicians 83

8 Visitors from the Old Sod: Prominent Visitors from Ireland 93

9 Ongoing Irish Traditions: Onward and Upward 105

10 St. Patrick's Day Parade: Denver's Annual Spring Ritual 177

Bibliography 124

Index 124

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