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Running head: IRISH AMERICANS 1 Irish Americans Kelli Lorenc ETH/125 November 14, 2100 ANNETTE GUNTER
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IRISH AMERICANS 2 Irish Americans In 1845 the potato rot took over and destroyed the lands for more than 5 years I lost so many friends and family members to starvation I felt forced to migrate to the Americas so that I could have a chance to live. I left behind the home I grew up in the farms I plowed the live I loved and cherished for the promise of a better future. I traveled across the Atlantic ocean for three months we were cramped into a small room below deck that was filled with around 900 people little food was available and when we did eat the food wasn’t cooked all the way thru the rise was hard and there were bugs in the bread many around me died while crossing the Atlantic ocean because of disease carried by the flees and lice aboard the ship. I remember their being a small hatch above us that would bring in the cool ocean breeze and sun light but when it stormed it had to be closed. The conditions were un sanitary feces in bucket in the corners of the room and the strong stench of sickness around
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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