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Finnigans, Slaters and Stonepeggers: A History of the Irish in Vermont

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Author Vincent Feeney, longtime adjunct professor of history at the University of Vermont, has written the first book that peels back the Yankee mythos and examines the surprisingly rich, true story of the Irish in Vermont, from the first steady trickle of colonial pioneers to the flood of famine refugees and onward. From Fort Ticonderoga to Civil War battlefields and up u ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published September 10th 2009 by Images From The Past
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Jan 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
When talking about the history of the Irish in America, places like Boston or New York City come to mind, not Vermont. This book aims to change that oversight.

In the 1700s, many Irish came to America by way of the British Army. Whatever the reason for signing up, extreme poverty in Ireland, or the lure of adventure on foreign shores, after fighting in the French and Indian War, many Irish stayed in the unnamed land between New York and New Hampshire. After the Revolutionary War and into the 1800
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