Friday, November 14, 2008

Jay P. Dolan on The Irish Americans

Last Tuesday we hosted Professor Jay P. Dolan, author of the first comprehensive popular history of Irish-Americans. Mr. Dolan spoke about his own history, growing up in a working-class home, and tied it to the broader social history of the Irish immigrant story in New York and across the country. His visit to Tenement Talks wrapped up our mini-series on the Irish in New York, which included talks by Terry Golway, Peter Quinn, and Mary Gordon. We’ll offer another mini-series next spring, when we plan to bring back novelist Colm Toibin, among others.

Excitingly, Professor Dolan’s talk was also captured for CPAN’s Book TV, so keep your eyes open for an airing.

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