1Running head: Life in Brass City Life in Brass CityAndrew DunbarQuinnipiac UniversityAuthor NoteThis paper was written for QU 201 Our National Community taught by Professor Cordeau.
2Life in Brass CityMy name is Patrick Carly, the year is 1930. I am an Irish immigrant who now lives in Waterbury, Connecticut, which is often referred to as The Brass City due to Waterbury’s successful brass industry. I moved here to Waterbury in the spring of 1920 all the way from Belfast, Ireland. I live with my wife Erin, my son Bryan and my daughter Caroline in a neighborhood of Waterbury called Bunker Hill. I am told our neighborhood was named after the battle of Bunker Hill in the Revolutionary War. The sickness and starvation in Ireland was unlike anything I have ever seen. I have watched my friends, neighbors and family die from horrible illnesses. I truly did not expect to make it out of Ireland alive. God must be watching over my family and I, otherwise I do not think we would be as fortunate as we are now. I left my homeland for numerous reasons, starvation and sickness being the greatest. I could not sick back and watch my family starve to death whilst I knew there were opportunities for us here in America. Back in Ireland thousands of our people