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Mining Irish-American Lives wins the McGowan Prize!

July 05, 2023

Alan Noonan’s Mining Irish-American Lives is the winner of the the 2023 McGowan Prize from the Irish American Cultural Institute!

"A fine piece of scholarship that effectively recovers the voices of men and women in western mining communities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, who constituted an important, but still relatively under researched group within the larger Irish Catholic diaspora in America. Accessibly written and based on very wide ranging and impressive research, the book is a significant contribution to Irish American history, helping shift attention away from the eastern seaboard and Midwest, which continue to receive the most attention from historians of the Irish American experience."


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