The Irish in Philadelphia
Ten Generations of Urban Experience
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"A fine book about the Irish in Philadelphia that is a combination of social history and a study of ten generations of a transplanted minority struggling initially for survival, then for advancement, affluence, recognition and identity against formidable odds."
"A fund of good stories and some interesting conclusions on the extraordinarily adept transition managed by an essentially rural people into a rough and bustling urban environment in the mid-nineteenth century."
"A valuable contribution that will prove interesting not only to historians but also to sociologists and students of urban problems."
Dennis Clark is a Philadelphian who has written a number of books on urban problems, race relations, and immigrant history. The Irish of Philadelphia is the first of several volumes produced by the author tracing the history of Philadelphia's 200-year-old Irish community.