Irish in Minnesota
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By: Ann Regan
Foreword by Bill Holm
- Format: Paper, 100 pp., 6 x 9, 49 b&w illus., reading list, notes, index
- Publisher: MHS Press
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- ISBN 0-87351-419-X
A concise history of Irish in Minnesota including farming, politics, and community organization.
In St. Paul, where they were outnumbered by Germans immigrants, they nonetheless left a lasting legacy, so that today most Minnesotans think of St. Paul as an Irish town. As farmers and laborers, policemen and politicians, maids and seamstresses, their hard work helped to build the state. Wherever they settled, the Irish founded churches and community organizations, became active in politics, and held St. Patrick's Day parades, inviting all Minnesotans to become a little bit Irish. Author Ann Regan examines the history of these surprising contradictions, telling the diverse stories of the Irish in Minnesota.
ANN REGAN is the managing editor of the Minnesota Historical Society Press.
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