James R. Barrett, professor of history and African American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be speaking on the topic of his recent book, The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multiethnic City (Penguin Books, 2012).
This lecture is free and open to the public. A book signing by the author will follow (books will be available for purchase). For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Praise for The Irish Way
"A fast-paced tour of 150 years of the Irish American experience." --The Boston Globe
"A robust exploration of how the Irish Americanized the immigrants who arrived after they did." --Chicago Tribune
"The Irish Way will be of high interest to anyone who cherishes the old industrial cities of America and, of course, the Irish story." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Barrett has written an excellent, bottom-up survey of the Irish experience over the past two centuries....He is most successful in describing the Americanization of policemen, teachers, nuns, and even gang leaders. This is a superior ethnic study that will have value for both scholars and general readers." --Booklist