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Old 01-28-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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I was wondering if anyone could direct me to articles or websites containing information on irish immigration, influence, history, culture etc...in Providence or Rhode Island as a whole.

Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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There is a lot of information available on the Irish in Rhode Island. You could start with these:
Ocean State Libraries /All Locations

also Irish heritage in Newport is often celebrated- just google Irish history Newport, RI
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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Holly, thanks for the response. I am not located in the New England area so going to the local libraries is not an option. I was hoping to find some articles or papers online on the subject. I thought various sites on Rhode Island or Providence would have info but I have not been able to find much of substance.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:46 PM
 
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Holly, thanks for the response. I am not located in the New England area so going to the local libraries is not an option. I was hoping to find some articles or papers online on the subject. I thought various sites on Rhode Island or Providence would have info but I have not been able to find much of substance.
Try searching for Scott Malloy. He is an author from Rhode Island who is involved with unionism but also is of Irish background. I am sure he has written a book about Irish immigration into Rhode Island. Also, check out the Dorr Rebellion. This was a non voter revolt in the early 1800's. Only property owners could vote which left the new immigrants (mostly Irish) without voting rights. Google; Scott Malloy, Irish History.

Good luck
Mark
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Michael, did you know that libraries have a feature called interlibrary loan? If you go to your local reference librarian and give them the citation of the article or book you want they can get a copy of the article or the loan of a book for you through fax or mail from anywhere in the country. It's a wonderful system! It's not as fast as the internet but the internet only has a fraction of what's available.
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