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The Paddy Camps - The Irish of Lowell 1821-61

Mitchell, Brian C.

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ISBN 10: 0252013719 / ISBN 13: 9780252013713
Published by University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1988
Condition: NEAR FINE Hardcover
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IN NEAR FINE CONDITION. ASSOCIATION COPY - from the personal collection of Francis O'Brien, author and legendary Maine bookseller. Inscription on ffp reads "A Little Diversion for your stay at Mercy - June 6, 1888, Frank P. Wood. With signature of F. M. O'Brien and note "A gift from Frank Wood 6/12/88." ALSO - laid-in is a strip of paper with O'Brien's notes. xiii [1] 247pp, bound in original green cloth with bright gilt lettering, binding and hinges tight. Slight bow to front cover. ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003286

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Title: The Paddy Camps - The Irish of Lowell 1821-...

Publisher: University of Illinois Press, Urbana

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:NEAR FINE

Edition: First Edition.

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The growing Irish population of the Lowell, Massachusetts, paddy camps in the nineteenth century proved a tempting source of cheap labor for local mill owners. This work demonstrates how the Irish community in Lowell overcame adversity to develop strong religious institutions, an increased political presence, and a sense of common traditions.

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The dramatic story of the fights and compromises that shaped an Irish community

Disdained by many Yankee residents as Catholic lowlifes, the growing Irish population of the Lowell, Massachusetts, “paddy camps” in the nineteenth century proved a tempting source of cheap labor for local mill owners, who took advantage of the immigrants’ proximity to exploit them to the fullest. Displaced by their cheaper labor, other workers blamed the Irish for job losses and added to their plight through repression and segregation.

Now in paperback and featuring a new preface, Brian C. Mitchell’s The Paddy Camps demonstrates how the Irish community in Lowell overcame adversity to develop strong religious institutions, an increased political presence, and a sense of common traditions.

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