Sunday 24 September 2017

Irish cowboys who tamed the West

How the Irish Won the West By Myles Dungan New Island, ?24.95 Brian Kelly Most of the million or so Irish who emigrated to America in the 1800s settled in the Eastern Seaboard conurbations of New York and Boston. Their story is well known. There, among the teeming masses, they overcame nativist prejudice and rose from the urban squalor to become prosperous citizens of

How the Irish Won the West By Myles Dungan New Island, ?24.95 Brian Kelly Most of the million or so Irish who emigrated to America in the 1800s settled in the Eastern Seaboard conurbations of New York and Boston. Their story is well known. There, among the teeming masses, they overcame nativist prejudice and rose from the urban squalor to become prosperous citizens of the republic.

But many immigrants, as Myles Dungan reveals in his fascinating new book, looked to the West for a better life.

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