A Fresh View of History

Whalen, P. K.
April 1956
New Republic;4/2/56, Vol. 134 Issue 14, p20
The article focuses on the book "The Men of No Property," by Dorothy Salisbury Davis. The story portrays the growth of New York City and the part the Irish played in that growth. It is the story of the men who fled Ireland during the potato famine of 1847 and thronged to America full of dreams and courage and hope. It is also the story of some, whose dreams were shattered by the grim realities of life there and whose hopes were dashed in finding the same poverty and political corruption they had run from. They fought through the chaos of the new world and grew in wisdom and strength.


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