Kevin Kenny is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.
Professor Kenny's scholarly work is a valuable addition to the literature on the Molly Maguires and an aid to understanding this tragic episode in the history of Irish-Ammerican immigrant labour. Seanchas Ard Mhacha: Journal of the Armagh Diocesan Historical Society This terrific book adds much to our understanding of the Molly Maguires and provides details about the social and ethnic landscapes of eastern Pennsylvania. It also sheds new light on how many Irish Americans understood Catholicism. American Historical Review Kevin Kenny weighs in with what seems like the definitiveword on the Molly Maguires ... his treatment of the Mollies is thoroughly researched and neatly balanced ... His excavation beneath the mythical qualities of the Molly Maguires is likely to be the standard work for some time. Labor Studies Journal