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The Irish of New Jersey: Four Centuries of American Life (Rivergate Books) Hardcover – June 11, 2004

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Editorial Reviews


Professor Quinn does more than simply take note of the Irish surnames that popped up in old documents. He asks important questions, the kind rarely raised in ethnocentric histories. What, he asks, did it mean to be Irish in New Jersey in 1690? And did it matter?
(The New York Times)

Quinn offers a historian's and an Irishman's perspective on the second most populous ethnic group in New Jersey, and does it with a critical eye, salted with Irish wit. He goes beyond the stereotypes and offers a history of the Irish in New Jersey that will provide new information even to those who think they know the story already.
(Augustine J. Curley OSB, New Jersey Catholic Historical Records Commission)

This gem of a book is far from being either simple ethnic celebration or uncritical local history. It is a very subtle analysis of the phenomenon of the Irish in America with a special emphasis on New Jersey.
(John P. McCarthy professor emeritus of history, Fordham University)

About the Author

Dermot Quinn is an associate professor of history at Seton Hall University. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin and New College, Oxford, he is author of Patronage and Piety: English Roman Catholics and Politics, 1850–1900 and Understanding Northern Ireland.

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Product Details

  • Series: Rivergate Books
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Rivergate Books (June 11, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813534216
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813534213
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,830,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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