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Source: Source: Marger 2009, pp. 281-336
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Why study white ethnic groups? Why study white ethnic groups? Substantial element of ethnic America Remain discernible ethnic populations in American society To understand how the characteristics and social experiences of white ethnic groups have been similar to and different from those racial-ethnic groups
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Irish Americans Irish Americans Irish immigration constitutes the first large-scale movement to America of non-Protestants. They represented the first great influx of low- skilled workers destined for the mills and factories of growing American cities rather than the farms and small towns that had been the more usual destinations of previous immigrants Irish immigration gave rise to a virulent nativist movement aimed at limiting the entrance to America of non-Protestants. Irish immigration prompted a redefinition of “race” in American society.
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Irish Americans Irish Americans Irish immigration: 2 waves First wave: Ulster Presbyterians who were known in the US as “Scotch-Irish” Second wave: Irish Catholics who molded the Irish ethnicity in the US Mass immigration of Irish Catholics began in 1830s because of the Great Famine Their passage was paid for by the relatives or friends already settled in North America Lacked the skills and education first truly proletarian labor force Majority settled in cities of the Northeast, especially New York and Boston Large component of single women among Irish immigrants
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Irish Americans Irish Americans Irish immigration: 2 waves First wave: Ulster Presbyterians who were known in the US as “Scotch-Irish” Second wave: Irish Catholics who molded the Irish ethnicity in the US Mass immigration of Irish Catholics began in 1830s because of the Great Famine Their passage was paid for by the relatives or friends already settled in North America Lacked the skills and education first truly proletarian labor force Majority settled in cities of the Northeast, especially New York and Boston Large component of single women among Irish immigrants
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course SYD 3700 taught by Professor Fernandez during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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