Life in Brass City QU - 1 Runninghead:LifeinBrassCity Life in Brass City Andrew Dunbar Quinnipiac University Author Note This paper was written for QU

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1 Running head: Life in Brass City  Life in Brass City Andrew Dunbar Quinnipiac University Author Note This paper was written for QU 201 Our National Community taught by Professor Cordeau.
2 Life in Brass City My 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

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