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I would like the author of this article to cite the actual sources of this line:"In the minds of Amoskeag managers, the most troublesome of this group were the most recent arrivals from Greece."
I've studied Manchester extensively, but have not encountered this statement anywhere I can recall. The ethnic group that seems to crop up the most commonly when discussing the ethnic groups of Manchester and divisiveness are the Irish. The corporate security employed by Amoskeag was comprised mostly of Irish, as was the local police force who were viewed as just an extension of Amoskeag as well as the majority of lower tier supervisors at Amoskeag. Many viewed the Irish as working extremely closely with Amoskeag management as a result of this. This is the first time I have encountered this statement about the Greek-Americans.
There are numerous local folkloric stories involving a park in Manchester widely known as "Greek Park". These stories all involve some sort of battle between area Irish residents and area Greek residents for "control" of this park. Both sides claim victory of course, but regardless, the park is called "Greek Park" to this day. Could that story hold the key for the disputed statement? The official name of the park is Kalivas Park, named for Christos Kalivas, the first Greek-American resident of Manchester killed in World War I.
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