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The Dooleys of Richmond - An Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South (Hardcover) Loot Price: R614
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The Dooleys of Richmond - An Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South (Hardcover): Mary Lynn Bayliss

The Dooleys of Richmond - An Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South (Hardcover)

Mary Lynn Bayliss

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The Dooleys of Richmond is the biography of a dynamic and philanthropic Irish Catholic immigrant family who came to Virginia in the nineteenth century. While most Irish Catholic immigrants of the period were poor and illiterate, John and Sarah Dooley possessed both sophistication and capital. He established a large hat manufacturing enterprise and became a leader in business, education, and politics in Virginia. Mary Lynn Bayliss recounts the family's fortunes during their prosperous antebellum years, John and his sons' service in the Confederate army, John's exploits as leader of the Richmond Ambulance Committee, and the loss of the entire Dooley retail and manufacturing operations during the final days of the Civil War. The Dooleys' son James, a leading Richmond lawyer and philanthropist, devoted half a century to developing railroad networks across the United States and became a key figure in the industrialization of the New South. He and his wife, Sallie, built Maymont, the famed Gilded Age estate that remains a major attraction of Richmond. The story of the Dooleys is a fascinating window on southern society and the people who shaped its grand and turbulent history.

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Imprint: University of Virginia Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2017
Authors: Mary Lynn Bayliss
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-0-8139-3998-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Humanities > History > American history > 1800 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Civil war
Books > History > American history > 1800 to 1900
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 0-8139-3998-4
Barcode: 9780813939988

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