How The Irish Became White

How The Irish Became White

  • Publish Date: 1996-08-23
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Noel Ignatiev
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Ignatiev traces the tattered history of Irish and African-American relations, revealing how the Irish used labor unions, the Catholic Church and the Democratic party to succeed in American. He uncovers the roots of conflict between Irish-Americans and African-Americans and draws a powerful connection between the embracing of white supremacy and Irish success in 19th century American society.

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