From the Ward to the White House: The Irish in American Politics

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George Reedy tells the story of the Irish in American politics--up to the "last hurrah" of Jack Kennedy and Tip O'Neill. Despite illiteracy, poverty and public contempt in the late 19th century, the Irish built powerful urban political machines. The ultimate Irish legacy, writes Reedy, was the principle that the government's first job is to help the people.

From the Ward to the White House: The Irish in American Politics 1991, Scribner Book Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780684189772

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