Nine Irish Lives: The Fighters, Thinkers, and Artists Who Helped Build America

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In this intensely divisive political climate, there’s perhaps no hot-button issue more provocative than immigration. Immigrants are routinely villainized and used as scapegoats for other societal problems, ignoring America’s foundation as a land built by immigrants.

Nine Irish Lives reminds us of this crucial fact by sharing the stories of nine Irish immigrants who lived the American dream, becoming influential members of society and contributing in innumerable ways. These people shaped history in big and small ways, and to see them celebrated is as heartwarming as it is important to remember these days.

These inspiring stories are enhanced further by the nine voices selected to highlight them: Irish Americans living in an America made better by the contributions of those transplanted pioneers. By allowing these stories to be explored and analyzed through the lens of others’ personal experiences, you gain valuable insight into not only these luminaries but the legacies they’ve left behind.

From soldiers and writers to charity workers and peacemakers, these Nine Irish Lives represent the best of both immigration and American hard work and entrepreneurial spirit. They represent us at our finest.

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Author Mark Bailey
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher Algonquin Books
Publish Date 2018-Mar-06
ISBN 9781616205171
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Issue May 2018
Category Biographies & Memoirs
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