It has long been the conventional wisdom that the Irish in America trend Democratic in their voting tendencies. This was more true in the late 19th Century and in the 1880s, Republican Party election committees were hell-bent on mitigating that trend. [Read more…] about Collections Mystery: The Emancipator Newspaper in 1888
About Ed O’Shaughnessy
Ed O’Shaughnessy is a descendant of New York Irish families. He has a bachelor degree in history, and masters degrees in political science and executive management. He writes about 19th Century Irish and Irish American topics in the US, Canada and Ireland.