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Emeritus professor releases new book St. Patrick's People: Irish and English Catholics in Early Ohio History

AUGUST 8, 2003 - Emeritus Professor of History Dr. Lorle Porter has released her newest book, St. Patrick's People: Irish and English Catholics in Early Ohio History.
Dr. Porter, who wrote the book with Donald Schlegel, Kathy Kreppner Graham and Pearl Gallagher Reischman, establishes in the book that it was religious persecution that drove many of the English and Irish to America. It tells the story of the rich heritage of Catholicism in Ohio that resulted from this immigration.

The book also includes a detailed timeline that shows the Catholic experience in England, Ireland and America, and several detailed family pedigrees provide a larger picture of the people in the book's stories.

Dr. Porter is widely recognized as an Ohio historian and has published numerous books. Recently, she was included in a new Bicentennial book, Profiles of Ohio Women: 1803-2003. In 2001, she was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame. Currently, she is a member of the board of trustees at the John an Annie Glenn Historic Site and Exploration Center in New Concord and helps coordinate educational programming there.

St. Patrick's People: Irish and English Catholics in Early Ohio History is available for $18.95 plus $4.15 shipping and handling from New Concord Press at 800-659-9442 or on the web at www.newconcordpress.com. It also will be available in the Muskingum College bookstore.