Associated Initiative

Irish Everywhere: Irish Americans and the Making of the Multicultural City

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
Jim Barrett
Dave Roediger
4:00 pm

Music Room, Levis Faculty Center 909 W. Illinois St. Urbana

Event Description

Between the late nineteenth century and the Great Depression, a new multi-ethnic American city emerged amidst giant waves of migration of Europeans and people of color from around the globe. A large settled population of Irish Americans and their relations with these newcomers – in city streets, the Catholic parish, the urban union and political machine, and on the vaudeville stage – shaped the character of work, culture, and politics in this new city.

Event Video
Jim Barrett

Department of History, Illinois

Dave Roediger

Department of History, comments