‘The Irish Way’

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The Irish Way

The cover of The Irish Way.

Author James R. Barrett joins Rick Kogan to talk about his book, “The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multiethnic City.” Drawing on contemporary sociological studies and diaries, newspaper accounts and Irish American literature, “The Irish Way” illustrates how interactions between the Irish and later immigrants on the streets, on the vaudeville stage, and in workplaces from New York to Chicago helped forge a multiethnic identity that has a profound legacy in our country today.

Click here to learn more about the book and listen to the interview below.