"No Irish Need Apply": A Myth of Victimization

  title={"No Irish Need Apply": A Myth of Victimization},
  author={Richard Jensen},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
  pages={405 - 429}
  • Richard Jensen
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Social History
  • Irish Catholics in America have a vibrant memory of humiliating job discrimination, which featured omnipresent signs proclaiming "Help Wanted--No Irish Need Apply!" No one has ever seen one of these NINA signs because they were extremely rare or nonexistent. The market for female household workers occasionally specified religion or nationality. Newspaper ads for women sometimes did include NINA, but Irish women nevertheless dominated the market for domestics because they provided a reliable… CONTINUE READING
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