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Local History

Discover the beautiful towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.

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Three Cheers for Ireland: A History of the Hibernian Workforce and its Labor Unions in Rhode Island.

Hibernian Influence in Rhode Island's Labor Movement

Irish immigrants flocked to membership and leadership in the 19th century American Labor movement. Through strikes and political activity, these "horny-fisted sons and daughters of toil" created a new and better life here. Come hear their story! Scott Molloy presents, IrishLTD provides the music and the stories behind the songs.  Light refreshments served.

Scott Molloy is an author and Professor Emeritus at URI Schmidt Labor Research Center, where he teaches RI, Irish and Union history.
Westerly Library  Terrace Room
Saturday, May 11th
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.


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