An Unlikely Union: The love-hate story of New York’s Irish and Italians

Apr 08, 2015 343

Award-winning author and Brooklynite Paul Moses is back with a historic yet dazzling story on the complex relationship between New York's Irish and Italians. They came from the poorest parts of Ireland and Italy, and met as rivals on the sidewalks of New York.

In the nineteenth century and for long after, the Irish and Italians fought in the Catholic Church, on the waterfront, at construction sites, and in the streets. Then they made peace through romance, marrying each other on a large scale in the years after World War II.

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