ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Vincent E. Feeney received a BA from San Jose State University, MA from the University of Vermont, and PhD from the University of Washington, all in History. He was Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Vermont 1977-2006 and has been a Lecturer for the Vermont Humanities Council. He is a member of the Vermont Historical Society, Center for Research on Vermont, Chittenden County Historical Society (President 1999-2003), and the Winooski Historical Society. Feeney is also the author of Vermont: An Illustrated History with John Duffy (American Heritage Press, 2000); The Great Falls on Onion River: A History of Winooski, Vermont (Winooski Historical Society, 2002); and Burlington: A History of Vermont’s Queen City (Images from the Past, 2001) He lives with his wife in Montpelier, Vermont.
“A meticulously researched, beautifully written book by the scholar who knows most about the Irish in Vermont. This long-awaited book fills a critical gap in Vermont studies, and is a model for future historians.” – Dona Brown, Associate Professor of History, University of Vermont, author of Inventing New England: Regional Tourism in the Nineteenth Century.
“In his carefully researched and meticulously referenced book, the author has provided both the serious and casual student of Vermont history with a fresh and engaging perspective on our ancestors that informs the literature as well as the reader.”- Deborah Doyle-Schechtman, writer, historian, and author of By the Old Mill Stream: A History of Quechee, Vermont
“If it is true that we are not real until we are recorded in history, then this book makes the Irish in Vermont real. It is a must for all Irish Americans in Vermont, and for everyone else for that matter. It is all our story.” – Greg Delanty, Poet. St. Michael’s College