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has made sense of the Molly Maguires an. .all historians of both American labour and Irish rural protest are in his debt. I somewhat enjoyed, but mostly trudged through Kevin Kenny's exploration of the Molly Maquires

has made sense of the Molly Maguires an. He has written a fine book. -Immigrants and Minorities. I somewhat enjoyed, but mostly trudged through Kevin Kenny's exploration of the Molly Maquires. He begins his tale in Ireland looking as social status and living conditions. It seemed like a little too much detail was spent there.

Combining social and cultural history, Making Sense of the Molly Maguires offers a new explanation of who the Molly .

Combining social and cultural history, Making Sense of the Molly Maguires offers a new explanation of who the Molly Maguires were, as well as why people wrote and believed such curious things about them. In the process, it vividly retells one of the classic stories of American labor and immigration.

Author of the book in this video: Kevin Kenny. The book in this video is published by: Oxford University Press, USA. The maker of this video is not affiliated with or endorsed by the publishing companies or authors of the book in this video.

Twenty Irish immigrants, suspected of belonging to a secret terrorist organization called the Molly Maguires, were executed in Pennsylvania in the 1870s for the murder of sixteen men. Ever since, there has been enormous disagreement over who the Molly Maguires were, what they did, and why they did it, as virtually everything we now know about the Molly Maguires is based on hostile descriptions of their contemporaries.

Combining social and cultural history, Making Sense of the Molly Maguires offers a new explanation of who the . Twenty Irish immigrants, suspected of belonging to a secret terrorist organization called the Molly Maguires, were executed in Pennsylvania in the 1870s for the murder of sixteen men.

Ever since, there has been enormous disagreement over who the Molly Maguires were, what they did, and .

Ever since, there has been enormous disagreement over who the Molly Maguires were, what they did, and why they did it, as virtually everything we now know about the Molly Maguires is based on the hostile descriptions of their contemporaries. Combining social and cultural history, Making Sense of the Molly Maguires offers a new explanation of who the Molly Maguires were, as well as why people wrote and believed such curious things about them.

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Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Making Sense of the Molly Maguires" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Kevin Kenny is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.

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In Making Sense of the Molly Maguires, Kevin Kenny dispels the shadows . Kenny gives us the flesh-and-blood men, their passions and grievances, the crimes they committed and the crimes committed against them . his study gives the Molly Maguires their proper place in ury America, not as devils or angels, but as real men engaged in real and often violent struggles for a. living and a life. In the process, it vividly retells one of the classic stories of American labour and immigration.

Twenty Irish immigrants, suspected of belonging to a secret terrorist organization called the Molly Maguires, were executed in Pennsylvania in the 1870s for the murder of sixteen men. Ever since, there has been enormous disagreement over who the Molly Maguires were, what they did, and why they did it, as virtually everything we now know about the Molly Maguires is based on the hostile descriptions of their contemporaries.Arguing that such sources are inadequate to serve as the basis for a factual narrative, author Kevin Kenny examines the ideology behind contemporary evidence to explain how and why a particular meaning came to be associated with the Molly Maguires in Ireland and Pennsylvania. At the same time, this work examines new archival evidence from Ireland that establishes that the American Molly Maguires were a rare transatlantic strand of the violent protest endemic in the Irish countryside.Combining social and cultural history, Making Sense of the Molly Maguires offers a new explanation of who the Molly Maguires were, as well as why people wrote and believed such curious things about them. In the process, it vividly retells one of the classic stories of American labor and immigration.

Comments: (7)

Arashitilar
This is a very thorough look at a very poorly documented event. Kenny doesn't just reiterate what hearsay has been passed down or the prejudiced documents, but looks at the social climate, the historical context, the relation to the Molly Maguire movement in Ireland, and the motivations of those involved on all sides. Still a bit dry for my tastes, but it's very informative.
Uaha
I love this book
Golden freddi
been up in that area in PA where it started this book answers a lot of my questions if your a history buff or into history this is the book
Yojin
Bought this book for my Dad, who was very interested in the Molly Maguires. He really enjoyed it and found it easy to read.
Ydely
I found this very interesting because I live only a few miles from where the movie "Molly Maguires was filmed and was active in union politics in the 70's and 80's. Nothing much has changed in this area, the people are a bunch of drunken whiners and big business controls law enforcement. I found the origins of the behavior dating back to Ireland and the fact that the Mollies came from the same area in Ireland to be interesting.
Mr_TrOlOlO
I somewhat enjoyed, but mostly trudged through Kevin Kenny's exploration of the Molly Maquires. He begins his tale in Ireland looking as social status and living conditions. It seemed like a little too much detail was spent there. But important points were made which give a perspective needed to build the story upon. After that he gets into weaving facts, circumstantial evidence and speculation and he pretty clear on which is which. Where I had hoped to read a story, I actually forced myself through a textbook.

The research and content took priority over Kenny's way to tell the story. If you are hoping to read a history novel similar to David G. McCullough's story-telling style, this book will disappoint. If you are a hard-core history buff, this book will give you good insights to the treatment of Irish immigrants working in the mines in Pennsylvania.

I read this on the Kindle. The print was poor--it almost looked like an old fashion typewriter with worn letters typed the story. This probably didn't help my experience.
Sat
How is it possible that the Molly Maguires could be made boring! It's about real life and real people! History is exciting. This book is a cold and lifeless list-the way many of us were taught history in school. I wanted to learn about the Molly Maguires but this book was a disaster. The print was very small-get a magnifying glass-I'm serious.Were I taking a course in school and this was one of the textbooks and I had a decent professor then thats ok. This reads like some long boring detailed document.There should be some sort of warning. I'm not blaming any one but somewhere there should be an explanation about not just if a given reader liked a book but what kind of book it is.
Good book. Local history for me. So much better than that self serving movie that Martin Ritt made. Kudos to the author.
Making Sense of the Molly Maguires download epub
Americas
Author: Kevin Kenny
ISBN: 0195116313
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (February 12, 1998)
Pages: 368 pages