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Running head: IRISH AMERICAN 1 Irish American Mesheka Johnson ETH/125 April 17, 2011 Suzanne Strulowitz
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IRISH AMERICAN 2 Irish American In 1845 the potato rot took over and destroyed the lands for more than 5 years.  I lost so  many members in my family and friends because of starvation, the feeling of being forced to  migrate to the Americas so that I could have a chance to live. Not looking back; I left behind the  home I grew up in, and the farms that I plowed, and the life 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 decks that was filled with about 900 people and little food was  available. When we did eat the food wasn’t cooked all the way and the rise it was hard, and  there were bugs in the bread. Many people around me died while crossing the Atlantic Ocean  due to the diseases that were carried by flees, and lice that were aboard the ship. I remember  their being a small hatch above us that would bring in the cool ocean breeze as well as sun  light, but when it stormed the hatch had to be closed and then I felt the darkness. The conditions  were unsanitary feces in bucket in the corners of the room and the strong stench of sickness 
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