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Author Maher, Janet (Associate professor), author.

Title Waterbury Irish : from the Emerald Isle to the Brass City / Janet Maher, John Wiehn.

Publication Info. Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  974.6 MAHER    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  973.049 MAH    DUE 11-06-20
Description 187 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-181) and index.
Contents Immigrants enter America -- Waterbury becomes predominantly Irish and Catholic -- The late nineteenth-century Irish community -- Waterbury Irish in the twentieth century.
Summary "The hard work of nineteenth-century Irish immigrants in Waterbury helped place the city on the map as the Brass Capital of the World. In the early years of immigration, Irish Catholics held Mass in secret, but eventually beautiful churches were built, attracting the most revered clergy in Connecticut. Soon Irish and Irish Americans established themselves as city leaders and professionals in the community. Dr. Charles A. Monagan was a founding member of St. Mary's Hospital, while his son John later became mayor. Some achieved fame through their excellence in sports, such as Roger Connor, who held a long-standing record for career home runs until it was broken by Babe Ruth. Detailed research and oral histories from living descendants bring to light the remarkable Waterbury Irish legacy" -- Publisher's description.
Subject Irish Americans -- Connecticut -- Waterbury -- History.
Immigrants -- Connecticut -- Waterbury -- History.
Waterbury (Conn.) -- History.
Immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00967712
Irish Americans. (OCoLC)fst00978933
Connecticut -- Waterbury. (OCoLC)fst01206504
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Wiehn, John, author.
ISBN 9781626197350
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