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A Book Talk: Archbishop John Hughes and the Making of Irish America by John Loughrey

March 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Co-sponsored by Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts and The American Irish Historical Society.

 

We are honored to be collaborating with an acclaimed neighboring institution; the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts for a book talk on ‘Archbishop John Hughes and the Making of Irish America’ by John Loughrey. Founded in 1982, FRIENDS is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving the architectural legacy, livability, and sense of place of the Upper East Side.

 

Acclaimed biographer and local Upper East Side instructor John Loughery will give a lecture based on his recent book Dagger John: Archbishop John Hughes and the Making of Irish America. “Dagger” John Hughes was an infamous Irish-American figure who — in the face of bias against the Irish community — was an organizer, community advocate, and fiercely outspoken evangelist representing the Irish in America. Between founding Fordham University, a Jesuit Catholic University in the Bronx, and demanding the construction of the now-cherished St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown, Hughes was a revered (and feared) power broker for his community in Manhattan and beyond. Books will be for sale following the talk.

 

Yorkville and the Upper East Side are well known throughout their respective histories for a mix of Gold Coast Patricians to the west as well as German, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian immigrants to the far-east. However, dispersed throughout both of these areas between opulent Fifth Avenue and the commercial and industrial East River waterfront was a large population of Irish Immigrants and their families through the 19th and early 20th Centuries. This event will shed a light on the lives of Irish Americans on the Upper East Side and other parts of Manhattan through the lens of the history of Archbishop John Hughes, a nearly mythic figure and Irish community leader.

FRIENDS Member Ticket
$15.00
American Irish Historical Society Member Ticket
$15.00
Non-Member Ticket
$25.00

Tickets Here

Details

Date:
March 20, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm
Website:
https://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?etid=10995

Venue

American Irish Historical Society
991 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
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The American Irish Historical Society
The American Irish Historical Society is a cultural institution featuring a library and archive, public arts programming, and events space.
991 Fifth Avenue
New York
NY
10028
United States

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