The Joys of Being Irish by Terrance McDevitt

The Joys of Being Irish

byTerrance McDevitt

Kobo ebook | May 13, 2011

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Once upon a time in America, storefront help-wanted signs reading "Irish Need Not Apply" were commonplace. Back then, the Irish were considered fit for only the most menial, hazardous, or undignified of jobs. But for a culture of survivors, if the famine didn't kill them, a little ditch digging wouldn't either. And so Irish grandparents and great grandparents struggled and fought and finally flourished in their new land. Today, millions of Americans can trace their ancestry to Ireland. This small volume is a love letter to Irish heritage, a reminder of shared experience, forgotten traditions, and the beliefs and attitudes that define the Irish Americans. It contains reminiscences, common memories, and stereotypes--some deserved, others not. Sometimes funny, sometimes nostalgic and touching, this book is an everyman's history of a nation of immigrant survivors, a tribute to Irish Americans and their ancestors. 

Title:The Joys of Being IrishFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 13, 2011Publisher:Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1449413234

ISBN - 13:9781449413231

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