Hard Times, Hard Men: Maine and the Irish, 1830-1860

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"Hard Times, Hard Men" is indispensable to any institution with collections in the area of ethnic history, Irish American studies or 19th century social & political history. It is a scholarly but readable study of Maine's pre Civil War Irish immigrants. Running from famine, cholera & a genocidal English relief policy they came to Maine in large numbers from 1832 to the mid 1850's. For a dollar a day they built Maine's railroads & provided the raw labor for a period of rapid growth & industrialization that took place in ...

Hard Times, Hard Men: Maine and the Irish, 1830-1860 1990, Harp Publications

ISBN-13: 9780962638909

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