The Paddy Camps : The Irish of Lowell, 1821-61
The dramatic story of the fights and compromises that shaped an Irish community
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 152 x 224 x 22mm | 399.17g
- 03 May 2006
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
- 15 photographs; 16 line drawings
"In Mitchell's work we see the Lowell Irish as an immigrant community who struggled with poverty and discrimination and tried to establish a foothold in a new and sometimes hostile land. The emergence of leaders, the building of churches, and the development of a parochial school system represented the flowering of a community, not merely declension from a golden age of native laborers in an industrial paradise."
About Brian C. Mitchell
Brian C. Mitchell is president of Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.