Irish in Minnesota

By: Ann Regan; foreword by Bill Holm.

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As farmers and laborers, policemen and politicians, maids and seamstresses, Irish immigrants' hard work helped to build the state. Author Ann Regan examines their history and tells the diverse stories of the Irish in Minnesota.

Title: Irish in Minnesota

Author: Ann Regan; foreword by Bill Holm.

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $13.95

Categories: Ireland, Minnesota,

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: c2002

ISBN Number: 087351419X

ISBN Number 13: 9780873514194

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 100 pages, 6 x 9, 49 b&w illus., reading list, notes, index , paperback, Minnesota Historical Society Press

Seller ID: 51419X

Description: Irish immigrants to Minnesota performed two surprising feats. Generally thought in the United States to be unsuccessful as farmers, they built some of the country's most successful and enduring Irish farming communities. And in St. Paul, where they were outnumbered by Germans immigrants, they nonetheless left a lasting legacy, so that today most Minnesotans think of St. Paul as an Irish town. As farmers and laborers, policemen and politicians, maids and seamstresses, their hard work helped to build the state. Wherever they settled, the Irish founded churches and community organizations, became active in politics, and held St. Patrick's Day parades, inviting all Minnesotans to become a little bit Irish. In this new book, author Ann Regan examines the history of these surprising contradictions, telling the diverse stories of the Irish in Minnesota.

About Author
ANN REGAN is the managing editor of the Minnesota Historical Society Press.