Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

“No Irish Need Apply” & Bad History

| July 21, 2015

For more thanĀ a decade, University of Illinois-Chicago Professor Richard Jensen has been peddling a very strange historical thesis with a surprising amount of success in academic journals. Jensen argues that the “No Irish Need Apply” slogan – the infamous discriminatory display against Irish immigrants to the United States in the 19th century – is largely […]