James R. Barrett, Ph.D., Professor of History, History Department, University of Illinois
Host: Celeste Quinn
Historian James Barrett says America’s first ethnic group, its first immigrants, were the Irish. As such, they laid the foundation for the immigrants who followed. That foundation was at once hostile and welcoming. Barrett says, in the end, it led to a new sense of American identity that continues to influence today.
This is a repeat broadcast from Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 11 am