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    where America was well into the industrial revolution, it was also entering a different time period in our nation's history. It was the beginning of Irish Immigration. During this time, however, the immigration census was not what it was before when people first started coming to America. The population of immigrants was outnumbered by women. Irish women immigrated to America to start a new life, full of opportunities. Some women, however, experienced low points in their new found lives, while others

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    Running head: IRISH IMMIGRATION IN 1850’S 1 Irish Immigration in 1850’s Dorothy Mathews Eth/125 March 7, 2010

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    Irish Immigration 18001880 INTRODUCTION The history of Ireland "that most distressful nation" is full of drama and tragedy, but one of the most interesting stories is about what happened to the Irish during the mid-nineteenth century and how millions of Irish came to live in America (Purcell 31). Although the high point of the story was the years of the devastating potato famine from 1845 to 1848, historians have pointed out that immigrating from Ireland was becoming more popular before

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    In the early 1800s the German and Irish were suffering from unemployment, famine, civil unrest and many other hardships. Through these hardships, not having food or jobs they decided to congregate in an area that could provide this for them. From 1820 to 1870 hundreds of thousands of German and Irish immigrants ended up emigrating to the United States in search of jobs and opportunities. Burgeoning companies took in anyone that was looking for a job, the immigrants would end up taking almost every

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    to America Story of the Irish in Antebellum America HS101 - US History to 1877 William J. McMonigle - 3055083 Friday, October 28, 2005 When many think of the times of immigration, they tend to recall the Irish Immigration and with it comes the potato famine of the 1840s' however, they forget that immigrants from the Emerald Isle also poured into America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The assimilation and immigration of the Irish has been difficult for each

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    were fleeing from something much greater. The Irish ventured westward hoping for better, fertile land and country leadership. Some achieved this, but it took much more heart than originally expected. The Irish immigration with the Great Wave played a crucial role in defining the American prosperity in the early stages of the labor movement due to their will to work hard, Catholic background, and being well versed in multiple areas of labor. The Irish people left their homeland with a set purpose

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    Irish Immigration to Canada The Irish began immigrating to North America in the 1820s, when the lack of jobs and poverty forced them to seek better opportunities elsewhere after the end of the major European wars. When the Europeans could finally stop depending on the Irish for food during war, the investment in Irish agricultural products reduced and the boom was over. After an economic boom, there comes a bust and unemployment was the result. Two-thirds of the people of Ireland depended on potato

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    history of Irish in Chicago follows a similar pattern to one alike the Irish in other American cities where they settled in large numbers. Many early immigrants created a visible Irish community which was sustained by many different key structures, this community stayed relatively together into the early-twentieth century. After that, many of the descended Irish immigrants gradually began to mold into a more general Catholic American subgroup, though a smaller core of very ethnic Irish still remain

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    Immigration of Irish to America Out of all the topics we have discussed these last five weeks, I have to say the history of the Irish coming to America is the one that I can relate to most for many reasons. One I am an immigrant who came from Central America for the same reasons the Irish came and two I know what it is like to live in a country where hunger for my family was pretty much every single day. The Irish came with a dream at a time when America was being built. I have learned about so

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    The mid-late 1800’s, immigration is rampant within the United States, approximately 12,000,000 foreigners are attempting to enter the country, searching for a second chance or a fresh start (“Rise of Industrial America, 1876-1900”). Among the many nationalities immigrating were the Irish, coming to the Land of The Free in an attempt to escape the famine, disease, and poverty that lingered from the Great Potato Famine. The potential for a clean slate was so tempting that between 1820 and 1930, as

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