Ian Jackman, 7 September 2000
Show More Irish America by Reginald Byron.
Oxford, 317 pp., £40, November 1999, 0 19 823355 8Show More
Remembering Ahanagran: Storytelling in a Family’s Past by Richard White.
Cork, 282 pp., IR£14.99, October 1999, 1 85918 232 1Show More
From the Sin-é Café to the Black Hills: Notes on the New Irish by Eamon Wall.
Wisconsin, 139 pp., $16.95, February 2000, 0 299 16724 0Show More
The Encyclopedia of the Irish in America edited by Michael Glazier.
Notre Dame, 988 pp., £58.50, August 1999, 0 268 02755 2Show More
“... Before he became Senator for New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan was an academic and the author, with Nathan Glazer, of Beyond the Melting Pot: The Negroes, Puerto Ricans, Jews, Italians and Irish of New York City, published in 1963. Moynihan’s chief contribution was the chapter on the New York Irish, a lament which begins: ‘New York used to be an Irish city ...”