The Boston Irish by Thomas H. O'Connor
A Political History

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 4 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

An informed history of the Irish community in Boston.
 

About Thomas H. O'Connor

See more books from this Author
Thomas H. O'Connor is University Historian and Professor of History, Emeritus, at Boston College. He is the author of numerous books on Boston's history, including Boston Catholics: A History of the Church and Its People; Civil War Boston: Home Front and Battlefield; The Boston Irish: A Political History; Building a New Boston: Politics and Urban Renewal, 1950-1979; and South Boston: My Home Town-The History of an Ethnic Neighborhood, all published by Northeastern University Press. A native of South Boston, he now lives in Braintree, Massachusetts.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Konecky & Konecky. 363 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Boston Irish

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

(O—Connor can be faulted for focusing overmuch on the Irish experience, neglecting these other Catholic immigrant groups.) By the 20th century, Catholics, especially the Irish, dominated local politics, symbolized by the election of JFK’s grandfather John F.

| Read Full Review of The Boston Irish: A Political...

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

In this informative microcosmic study of a city during four crucial years, O'Connor (The Boston Irish, 1995) describes how the Civil War's battlefield upheavals were matched by quieter revolutions in metropolitan society, commerce, and politics.

| Read Full Review of The Boston Irish: A Political...

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Boston's downtown was rebuilt, but neighborhoods resisted urban renewal, and school busing disputes split the city--a clash, the author notes, between the Irish political strains of ``rebel'' and ``organization man.'' O'Connor suggests that the Irish tradition of compassionate local politics coul...

| Read Full Review of The Boston Irish: A Political...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

The first Irish to arrive in Boston, in the early 18th century, were Protestants from Ulster and were thought of by the local gentry as ``members of a barbaric, inferior, and unmanageable race.'' By t

May 01 1995 | Read Full Review of The Boston Irish: A Political...

Reader Rating for The Boston Irish
89%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 7 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review