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Waterbury Irish : From the Emerald Isle to the Brass City (Paperback) (Janet Maher)

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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.
Number of Pages: 187
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: USA / State + Local / New England
Series Title: American Heritage
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Janet Maher
Language: English
Street Date: September 7, 2015
TCIN: 50127177
UPC: 9781626197350
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-2128

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