Damien Murray, who earned his doctorate in history from Boston College, has published a book based on his dissertation. Titled Irish Nationalists in Boston: Catholicism and Conflict, 1900-1928 (CUA Press, 2018), the book looks at how the intersection of support for Irish freedom and the principles of Catholic social justice transformed Irish ethnicity in Boston during the early 20th century. Irish-American nationalism in Boston became a source of ethnic unity that enabled Boston’s Irish community to negotiate the challenges of the postwar years, including the anti-socialist Red Scare and the divisions caused by the 1919 Boston Police Strike. Murray is on the faculty of Elms College, where he teaches courses in American history. He is also the author of Romanticism, Nationalism and Irish Antiquarian Societies, 1840-80.
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