Big Apple Politics and Catholic New York 1845-1945

Big Apple Politics and Catholic New York 1845-1945

Wednesday, 21 April 2010 at 6 p.m.
Fordham University | McNally Amphitheatre
140 West 62nd Street | New York City

Four outstanding historians will explore the controversies, culture, methods and mythology of the Tammany Tiger and of Catholic New Yorkers who both ran and supported it.

Peter Quinn, Historian, novelist and essayist, and author of the historical novel Banished Children of Eve (1994), the thriller Hour of the Cat (2005), and an essay collection Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America (2007).

James T. Fisher, Ph.D., Professor of theology and American studies at Fordham University, and author of On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, The Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York (2009).

Frank Barry works in New York’s City Hall as a policy advisor and director of speechwriting for Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Author of a recent book titled, The Scandal of Reform: The Grand Failures of New York’s Political Reformers and the Death of Nonpartisanship.

Terry Golway, Director of the John Kean Center for American History at Kean University, and the author of many books, including Irish Rebel: John Devoy and America’s Fight for Irish Freedom (1998) and Washington’s General (2005).
For more information, please contact the Archbishop Hughes Institute at (718) 817-3185.

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