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Irish in America: Poverty to Power

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At least 23 of the Presidents of the United States can have their ancestry traced back to Ireland.


So why did this diaspora come to America? What was their reception like? And how have they reached the top of the power structure so regularly?


We are finding out in this episode with historian Kevin Kenny, Professor of History and Glucksman Professor in Irish Studies at New York University. Kevin is the author of 'Making sense of the Molly Maguires' and 'Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction' among other titles.


Produced by Sophie Gee. Edited by Aidan Lonergan. Senior Producer was Charlotte Long.


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