Irish in Wisconsin

By: David G. Holmes, with a foreword by Tommy Makem

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We know theirs to have been the hands that helped build the nation's canals and railroads, the transport for so many immigrant groups making their way to the newly formed state of Wisconsin in the mid-nineteenth century. Yet the stories of Irish people in Wisconsin and their role in our state's history became almost invisible as time passed. "Irish in Wisconsin" recounts the nature of the Irish immigrant experience in Wisconsin both in relation to other ethnic groups and to the larger story of Irish immigration into this country. David Holmes shows the impact of the Irish on the state's early development and politics. He explores the Irish cultural contribution to the state and the current resurgence in Irish pride and identity. "Irish in Wisconsin" tells this story with solid historical analysis, first-hand accounts, and rare photographs.

Title: Irish in Wisconsin

Author: David G. Holmes, with a foreword by Tommy Makem

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $9.95

Categories: Ireland, Wisconsin,

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press: c2004

ISBN Number: 0870203460

ISBN Number 13: 9780870203466

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 72 pages, 6 x 9, 40 b/w illus, paperback, Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Seller ID: 203460

Description: The first completely new addition in more than twenty years to the Wisconsin Historical Society's popular Ethnic Series
History books tell us how Irish immigrants built the nation's canals and railroads, the transport for so many immigrant groups making their way to the newly formed state of Wisconsin in the mid-nineteenth century. Yet the stories of Irish people in Wisconsin and their role in our state's history became almost invisible as time passed. Irish in Wisconsin recounts the nature of the Irish immigrant experience in Wisconsin both in relation to other ethnic groups and to the larger story of Irish immigration into this country. David G. Holmes shows the impact of the Irish on the state's early development and politics. He explores the Irish cultural contribution to the state and the current resurgence in Irish pride and identity. Irish in Wisconsin tells this story with solid historical analysis, first-hand accounts, and rare photographs.

About Author
David G. Holmes, a doctoral student in Irish history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is now studying law at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Delaware.