By Noreen Bowden | January 11, 2010
The first-ever book on the history of the Irish in Vermont has been published, authored by historian Vincent E. Feeney. “Finnigans, Slaters and Stonepeggers: A History of the Irish in Vermont,” examines the Irish experience in the state from the 1760s through the twentieth century.
Feeney says the Irish stayed in their ethnic ghetto for over a century, before the community assimilated in the later years of the twentieth century. The Times-Argus carries a review.
(Images From the Past, 2009, 250 pages, $19.95 paperback)
Related web pages:
- Times-Argus: “From the Emerald Isle to our emerald hills”
- Publisher’s website
- Boston.com: Vermont’s Irish