7-20-2011: The Irish of Texas, Maryland
This interview originally aired on March 17th, 2010.
Stephen Brighton digs Cockeysville. Literally. The University of Maryland assistant professor of anthropology tells us about the 19th century Irish quarry workers he’s learning about at an archaeological site in the tiny Baltimore County village of Texas.
Dr. Brighton is the author of Historical Archaeology of the Irish Diaspora: A Transnational Approach.
Want to know more about Irish identity and how rural families from 1830s Ballykilcline, County Roscommon, got to Cockeysville? Listen to Sheilah’s full 40-minute interview with Dr. Brighton: