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The Famine That Shaped Connecticut

Release Date:
3/15/2012 9:03 PM

Connecticut Post, March 15, 2012

Connecticut Post, March 15, 2012: UNH professor Christopher Dowd discusses how the fictional character Huckleberry Finn reflects some of the anti-Irish, nativistic environment of the time in which it was written. "Huck had all of the worst things that people feared about the Irish in the 19th century," he notes.

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[This article also appeared in the Danbury News Times and Insurance News Net]