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Waterbury Irish : from the emerald isle to the brass city / Janet Maher with John Wiehn.

Maher, Janet, (author.). Wiehn, John. (Added Author).

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  • 10 of 10 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Silas Bronson Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury 974.69 MAH (Text to phone) 34005127309754 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury 974.69 MAH C3 (Text to phone) 34005107054008 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury GE 974.69 MAH C2 (Text to phone) 34005127317393 Adult Local History Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-181) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Immigrants enter America -- Waterbury becomes predominantly Irish and Catholic -- The late nineteenth-century Irish community -- Waterbury Irish in the twentieth century.
Summary, etc.:
"The hard work of nineteenth-century Irish immigrants in Waterbury helped place the city on the map as the Brass Capital of the World. In the early years of immigration, Irish Catholics held Mass in secret, but eventually beautiful churches were built, attracting the most revered clergy in Connecticut. Soon Irish and Irish Americans established themselves as city leaders and professionals in the community. Dr. Charles A. Monagan was a founding member of St. Mary's Hospital, while his son John later became mayor. Some achieved fame through their excellence in sports, such as Roger Connor, who held a long-standing record for career home runs until it was broken by Babe Ruth. Detailed research and oral histories from living descendants bring to light the remarkable Waterbury Irish legacy" -- Publisher's description.
Subject: Irish Americans > Connecticut > Waterbury > History.
Irish American families > Connecticut > Waterbury > History.
Waterbury (Conn.) > History.

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