One of the knocks
"is that they were "prejudiced" against the 19th Century Irish. Comes now, as Pat Buchanan
likes to say, a book about why
they were worried:
Riotous Assemblies: Rebels, Riots & Revolts in Ireland, By William Sheehan & Maura CroninThe chaotic history of riots and public disorder in Ireland since 1570. A collection of papers presented by historians at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick on riots and public violence across 16th, 17th 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Century Ireland. Including:
- The Dublin Parliamentary Elections 1613
- Urban Riots and Popular Protest in Ireland, 1540 to 1640.
- Riot at Cook Street, 1629
- Recovering the freight of the Julia: Conflict on a Connemara Island
- The political mobilisation of the Irish poor, 1851-1878
- `The Irish and the English criminal justice system in London
- `Conditioned Constitutionalists`: The reaction of Fianna Fail grass-roots to the IRA Border Campaign, 1956 - 1962
- `Notorious Anarchists`: The Irish Smallholder and the State during the Emergency (1939-45)
- Government responses to gang violence in pre-Famine Munster. A Riot at Glenosheen, 1822
- The Great Protestant Meeting: 19 December 1834
- `The one remarkable fact`: Belfast, August, 1969.
- The 1830`s Tithe Slaughters
- The Tactical Repertoire of the Whitefeet Movement
- `A Centre of Turbulence and Rioting`: Limerick between the Easter Rising and the Conscription Crisis
Not mentioned (because they didn`t happen in Ireland) the Draft Riots
of 1863, and the Orange Riots
Those happened in New York
, where in 1860, an astonishing one in four residents had been born on the Emerald Isle. That`s why the nativists were a little bit skeptical of mass immigration from Ireland.
Mass immigration from Ireland has its good points, as I defensively protest here
, but it took a lot of assimilation for things to calm down.
The anti-busing riots in South Boston were
, by the standards of the time (1974
) practically not riots at all.