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  •  not disputing that, just talking about signs (2+ / 0-)
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    and also the myths surrounding anti-irish discrimination in the labor market. check out the links. you may find them revelatory.

    •  Still can't speak to signs (3+ / 0-)

      However, (at risk of being labeled "hostile") I'd point out that  in your link one excerpt includes this:

      The business literature, both published and unpublished, never mentions NINA or any policy remotely like it. The newspapers and magazines are silent.
      Which this link would seem to refute in some small way.
      Just two of several examples they give:
      The other day we tossed a scallion to an Irish-owned Employment Agency on 6th Avenue because it posted a sign reading: “No Irish Need Apply.”
      Nevada State Journal (Reno, Nevada) Mar 23, 1932
      In running my eye over your list of local news items April 1st, my attention was particularly attracted by an advertisement for the respectable and responsible position of “maid of all work” with the qualifying (but not obsolete) phrase “no Irish need apply.”
      Titusville Morning Herald (Titusville, Pennsylvania) Apr 2, 1872

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      by Catte Nappe on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 12:48:15 PM PDT

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      •  never hostile :) (3+ / 0-)
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        good dialogue is appreciated. That is good research. Someone makes a claim/authors and article and then someone else goes out and does more work.

        There is a great book that has been reprinted a number of times called the Ethnic Myth which has some great stuff about the ethnic labor market. Very fascinating and enlightening.

      •  Last time I was at (5+ / 0-)

        the Baseball Hall of Fame--about 8 years ago--there was an exhibit about early 19th century baseball and its growth. They had, as part of the exhibit, an advertisement for tryouts for an amateur team in NYC--and that ad for a baseball team said No Irish Need Apply!

        I mean, Jesus, there's enough out there. The link says that he could only find "one instance" of any NINA ad applying to males--and there was one at the freakin' Baseball Hall of Fame!! Talk about ignoring whatever doesn't meet your thesis...

        "Maybe: it's a vicious little word that could slay me"--Sara Bareilles

        by ChurchofBruce on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 03:32:03 PM PDT

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    •  I'd rather use the resources at the Boston Public (0+ / 0-)

      Library, the old, old, old photographs there. The diaries of the people that experienced the "No Irish Need Apply".
      Links that lead to archival material in the BPL. Call or email the reference librarians.

      Might try the JFK library, too. Archives of many early Boston citizens there.

      Mutiple sources, with proven scholarship.

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      by CuriousBoston on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 05:16:30 PM PDT

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