Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

J. Anthony Lukas
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Chapters 3-4 Summary and Analysis

Alice McGoff works at the Charlestown Navy Yard Officers Club. Even though she was white, she supported Martin Luther King's movement but became sceptical when he came to the north. She, husband Danny and their seven children live in the Bunker Hill housing project. Alice feels that the poor Irish had it as bad as the blacks but they chose the route of politics instead of violence and protests.

Alice's father, Bernie Kirk, ahd not been a Kennedy supporter, even though Joseph P. Kennedy and his family had their roots in the district. He felt that the Kennedy's turned their backs on the Irish people when they moved to the suburbs. It was the district where Jack Kennedy first ran for Congress and won. Berneie supported his opponent, Cotter.

Alice was a Kennedy supporter since Charlestown was loyal to...

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