While the influence of French and Spanish cultures on New Orleans history is well established, contributions of the Irish are not as well-known. This lecture explores the impact the Irish have made on the Crescent City’s music, infrastructure, politics and religion since the colonial period. Historian Laura D. Kelley directs Tulane’s Summer in Dublin Program and teaches courses in ethnicity and immigration. Her book, The Irish in New Orleans, was recently released by UL Press. She is completing her second manuscript, Erin’s Enterprise: The Development of the Irish Community in Antebellum New Orleans. For more information contact Cody Scallions at email@example.com or 504.568.2123. This lecture is free and open to the public!
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