From one master to another


"The Irishmen soon found that they had exchanged the English landlord for the Yankee mill owner; and they took off their hats, these shanty Irish, as reluctantly to this one as they had to the other. As time went on, the shanties disappeared, but the shanty Irishmen remained, housed now in the long row of red-brick tenements put up by the Yankee mill owners.''

-- Mary Doyle Curran, in The Parish and the Hill (1948)