This is the first field study of the kind of lives that the most recent Irish immigrants have in New York City today. Working alongside new Irish illegals, Corcoran learned about their employment problems, their social relationships, and their communities and ties to Ireland. Teachers, and students, readers interested in issues of identity and ethnicity, immigration trends and problems, and the history of the Irish in the United States will enjoy this easy-to-read, first-hand account.
MARY P. CORCORAN, is Lecturer in Sociology, at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, in Ireland. She has made a first-hand study of recent Irish immigrants in the United States.