Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America

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'Paddy' - the caricature of the heavy-drinking, hard brawling Irishman born in Vaudeville acts and nativist cartoons - remains, unfortunately, a vivid feature of the American and British national imagination. But as this stereotype fades into the past, what image does America have of the millions of Irish-Catholic immigrants who have played such a central role in its history? In this collection of writings, Peter Quinn explores his own Irish-American roots, alongside the lives of the hundreds of thousands of nameless ...

Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America 2008, Overlook Press

ISBN-13: 9781590200230

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Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America 2007, Overlook Press

ISBN-13: 9781585678709

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