The Irish of Portland, Maine: A History of Forest City Hibernians (American Heritage) (Paperback)

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The Irish of Portland, Maine: A History of Forest City Hibernians (American Heritage) (Paperback)

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The Irish have influenced the city of Portland since it was first established in the seventeenth century. Today's vibrant Catholic community owes its origins to Irish immigrants in Portland's earliest days, when beloved leaders like Father Ffrench provided solace to souls far from home. The church helped them adapt and adapted along with them, affecting the city in many ways. Portland's Irish faced discrimination, especially in the years before the Civil War, when anti-Irish sentiment surged and burnings and violence erupted, like the June 1855 Rum Riot. Despite this, many Portland Irish took up arms for the United States in the Civil War, and their participation in this conflict helped them become assimilated. Join local expert Matthew Jude Barker as he explores the triumphs and challenges of the Irish of Portland before the twentieth century..
Product Details ISBN: 9781626190566
ISBN-10: 1626190569
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: January 21st, 2014
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: American Heritage