Irish in America [VHS]

ISBN 13: 9780767000789

Irish in America [VHS]

 
9780767000789: Irish in America [VHS]
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With their hearts, wits, and fists, they made America their own. On the parade grounds of the Colonies, in the railyards of the Old West, in the vibrant celebrations of today's Saint Patrick's Day Parades-the story of America is the story of its Irish immigrants. Follow the nation's first immigrant group on their epic adventure into the American Dream. From war hero Andrew Jackson to self-made tycoon Diamond Jim Brady, boxer John L. Sullivan to union organizer "Mother" Jones, meet the colorful Irish- Americans who fought and worked their way past oppression and into history. Dramatic re-creations, stirring readings, songs and interviews with the world's leading historians offer insights into the remarkable events that made the Irish an integral part of the American fabric. Aidan Quinn narrates this unforgettable tribute to determination, humor and freedom a tribute to THE IRISH IN AMERICA.

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With their hearts, wits, and fists, they made America their own. On the parade grounds of the Colonies, in the railyards of the old West, in the vibrant celebrations of today's Saint Patrick's Day parades--the story of America is the story of its Irish immigrants.

This extraordinary program follows the nations first immigrant group on their journey to the American Dream. From war hero and President Andrew Jackson to union organizer Mother Jones, you'll meet the colorful Irish Americans who fought and worked their way past oppression and into history. Dramatic re-creations, stirring readings, songs, and interviews, with leading historians offering insights into the events that have made the Irish an integral part of the American fabric.

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