This issue is titled "A Treasure Trove of Connecticut Irish History from the 1870s ." A rich vein of grassroots historical information about Connecticut’s Irish people in the 1870s can be found in the archives of a weekly newspaper — The Irish-American — that was published in New York City from 1849 until 1915.
Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society, "The Shanachie, Volume 27, Number 1" (2015). The Shanachie (CIAHS). 47.