6. Suggestions for further work

 

The setting of this movie is Boston, Massachusetts. This town is famous for having been a destination of Irish immigrants to the US and for the discrimination against them, and by them, that followed.

 

Project work:

 

-         Consult the US census (http:www.census.gov) and find out how many US citizens are of Irish descent.

 

-         Sum up the information you get about the history of Irish immigration to Boston. Pay  attention to the problems the Irish community had to face.

 

 

-  Discuss the role of the Irish in America and the view of American society as a Melting Pot.

 

Consult:

 

Ryan, Dennis P.: Beyond the ballot box: a social history of the Boston Irish, 1845-1917

                             Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1983.

 

Stack, Jr., John F.: International Conflict in an American City, Boston’s Irish, Italians,

      and  Jews, 1935-1944. Contributions in Political Science, Number 26,

     Greenwood Press, Westport Connecticut, London, England, 1979.

 

Cobblestone, the History Magazine for Young People, Volume Fifteen, Number Three, March 1994: Irish Americans

 

Cahill, Robert Ellis: The Old Irish of New England. In: Chandler-Smith Publishing House Presents Collectible Classics NUMBER 10, 1985.

 

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