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Irish in America, The: Long Journey Home; Success

11/24/1997

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Series
Irish in America, The: Long Journey Home
Program
Success
Series Description

Actor Michael Murphy narrates this presentation, which chronicles Irish immigration to the United States following the potato famine in the mid-1800s, when approximately one-and-a-half-million people fled Ireland and an estimated one million Irish men and women died. The Irish ascent from the squalid shantytowns to the White House in just over 100 years was both triumphant and brutal. THE IRISH IN AMERICA explores these struggles and successes. Series release date: 1997

Program Description

Actor Michael Murphy narrates this presentation, which chronicles Irish immigration to the United States following the potato famine in the mid-1800s, when approximately one-and-a-half-million people fled Ireland and an estimated one million Irish men and women died. The Irish ascent from the squalid shantytowns to the White House in just over 100 years was both triumphant and brutal. THE IRISH IN AMERICA explores these struggles and successes. 101 "THE GREAT HUNGER" - The first episode explores the early Irish roots in the "new world" before and after the potato famine, examining the complex causes that set in motion one of history's great human migrations. 102 "ALL ACROSS AMERICA" - The second episode fans out across America as the immigrants did, tracing the building of lives as the country itself took shape and the emergence of the first Irish- American heroes. 103(W) "SUCCESS"/ "UP FROM CITY STREETS" - "UP FROM CITY STREETS" chronicles a "golden age," as the Irish made their indelible mark in theater, sports, music, labor, on Wall Street and even in politics, with Al Smith's successful governorship of New York State. "SUCCESS," covering World War II to the present, recounts two great Irish-American clans, the Kennedys and the O'Neills, and examines their triumphs and tragedies.

Duration

00:57:26

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “Irish in America, The: Long Journey Home; Success,” 11/24/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_07F8D1AA325746288DBD2BEE15175553.
MLA: “Irish in America, The: Long Journey Home; Success.” 11/24/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_07F8D1AA325746288DBD2BEE15175553>.
APA: Irish in America, The: Long Journey Home; Success. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_07F8D1AA325746288DBD2BEE15175553
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