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Unformatted text preview: Margaret Henderson Journal Entry ETH/125 July 1, 2010 My name is William Scott, it is the year 1840, my family and I are residing in Ireland and we are going through very unsettling conditions here, due to the English Civil War and Oliver Cromwells re-conquest of Ireland. With all this going on here in Ireland my father has decided it was time to take the risk of migrating to the United States, specifically New York. There were more than 10,000 I rish men and women making the move to the West Indies and North America, most who were forced to do so. One major incident I remember very clearly was the year 1846, I was 12 years old at this time, and the potato famine in I reland was going on and around 2 million I rishmen came to the United States and that caused uproar. They were poor, they congregated in the cities, in which they landed in ghetto clusters and they were Catholics. They would work for next to nothing, while native born American workers felt their jobs were threatened and the decline of value in their own labor was jeopardized. The I rish, as many new classes of immigrants are in a new country, labor was jeopardized....
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- Spring '10
- Poverty, ish men, ish Need Apply, ish Republican army