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The first Kennedys : the humble roots of an American dynasty

Thompson, Neal(author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780358437697
  • ISBN: 0358437695
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-323) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Prologue -- Bridget the refugee. Bridget's escape ; Bridget at sea ; Bridget on the farm ; Bridget in the city -- Bridget and Patrick. Bridget goes to work ; Bridget gets married ; Bridget the mother ; Bridget the enemy -- Bridget alone. Bridget the widow ; Bridget the servant ; Bridget the hairdresser ; Bridget the grocer -- Bridget and P.J.. P.J. the rascal ; P.J. the longshoreman ; P.J. the bartender ; P.J. the Democrat -- P.J. P.J. the legislator ; P.J. the senator ; P.J. the boss ; P.J. the American -- Epilogue: Joe and John.
Summary, etc.: Today, we remember the Kennedys as an iconic American family - the vanguard of wealth, power, and style, rather than as the descendants of poor immigrants. Based on genealogical breakthroughs and previously unreleased records, this is the first book to explore the inspiring story of the poor Irish refugee couple, Patrick and Bridget Kennedy, who escaped famine, created a life together in a city hostile to Irish, immigrants, and Catholics, and launched the Kennedy dynasty in America.
Subject: Kennedy, Bridget Murphy 1825?-1888
Kennedy, Patrick Joseph 1858-1929
Kennedy, Patrick Joseph 1858-1929 Family
Kennedy family
Immigrants Massachusetts Boston Biography
Irish Americans Massachusetts Boston Biography
Kennedy (Famille)
Américains d'origine irlandaise Massachusetts Boston Biographies
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
Kennedy family
Emigration and immigration
United States
Genre: Biography
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