The Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in America, 1840-1930

Series: Irish Studies

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Densely documented with personal accounts, drawing on interviews and letters to let the women tell their own stories. As the first full-length scholarly book on female Irish servants, it will be a valuable text for educators. -American Historical Review Provides fresh glimpses into the working world and the social world that Irish domestic servants constructed and inhabited in the United States. . . . Lynch-Brennan's well-written work will be warmly welcomed by historians of Irish America and those interested in the experiences of immigrant women in the United States. -Journal of American History