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September 20, 2021


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Roma? Sinti? Cossack? Basque? Hassid?

The New Yorker writer John McNulty said second- and subsequent generation Irish-Americans were referred to as "narrowbacks," with the implication that they had risen far enough on the social scale not to have to work as ditch diggers, hod carriers and other trades that demanded a broad (i.e. strong) back.

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