Villanova Students to Speak on the Irish in Nineteenth Century Philadelphia

Throughout the month of November, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is running a series of programs on the Irish-American experience in Philadelphia.

Next Tuesday, November 11, Villanova students Jim Kopaczewski and Mike Johnson will be participating in a roundtable discussion on the experiences of Irish famine immigrants in the Quaker City. Jim will speak on his research on the Irish in the American Civil War, while Mike will talk about Irish nationalist movements in the United States. Also on the panel will be Dr. William Watson of Immaculata University, and Dr. Zachary Schrag from George Mason University.

1866 Battle of Ridgeway between the Canadian Militia and the Fenian Brotherhood. Never heard of the Fenian Brotherhood? No better time to learn than at Tuesday’s panel.

The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a reception and a concert of traditional Irish music.

Event: Leaving the Emerald Isle: Trials and Tribulations of Irish Immigrants in 19th Century Philadelphia
When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 6:30-8:30
Where: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street

Questions? Feel free to contact Mike or Jim. For more information on the event, check out the HSP event page here.


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