This is a perfect gift book illustrated with photographs, quotes and ephemera. A beautifully illustrated guide celebrating New York's Irish community from 17th century to the present. In addition to the expertly written narrative, this impressive collection also provides the reader with a sense of Irish life through a selection of photographs, memorabilia, manuscripts, postcards, maps, and more. Irish New York will take the reader on a visual journey behind the scenes of the city and covers such topics as: Map of New York City: Irish Neighbourhoods & Landmarks, Irish Emigration, Mid 19th Century: An Irish City, Gaining Access to the Workforce, Irish Domination in the Roman Catholic Hierarchy, Educational Institutions, Fraternal Groups & the Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Tammany Hall, Pubs & Restaurants, and Sports, Recreation, & Entertainment. Each chapter is illustrated with photographs, paintings, quotes, and ephemera that bring of life different aspects of Irish life in New York, past and present.
BOB SWACKER teaches Russian, Chinese, European, World and American history at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights (since 1970), World and Russian history at New York University (since 1980), and Asian, Russian, and European history at Pace University (since 1983). He is the author of several articles on the city. LESLIE JENKINS is a writer who lives in New York city.