Portland State University. Department of History
Michael M. Passi
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (98 p.)
Irish -- Oregon -- Portland, Irish
This thesis is an attempt to begin an examination of the social history of immigrant families in the cities of the West Coast. I chose to study Irish families in particular because they were the first group of migrants to come in large numbers to the United States from a primarily peasant culture, and because studies of Irish in the cities of the East have emphasized their resistance to assimilation into the dominant Anglicized Protestant society.
Kazin, Michael, "Irish families in Portland, Oregon, 1850-1880 : an immigrant culture in the Far West" (1974). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2230.