Spotlight on Local History – The Philadelphia Irish: Nation, Culture, and the Rise of a Gaelic Public Sphere

The Philadelphia Irish

Event details

  • March 21, 2021
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free via Zoom

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Dr. Michael Mullan (Swarthmore College) will speak on his new book, The Philadelphia Irish (Rutgers University Press). The work describes the flowering of the Irish American community and the 1890s growth of a Gaelic public sphere in Philadelphia, a movement inspired by the cultural awakening in Ireland, transplanted and acted upon in Philadelphia’s robust Irish community.

Michael Mullan

Michael Mullan is professor emeritus of sociology at Swarthmore College. He was also the head men’s tennis team coach there for forty years where his teams won three NCAA Division III championships; he continues to be active on the international veteran’s tennis circuit. Mullan holds PhDs in both sociology and history.