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Unformatted text preview: I mmigration from I reland –Group Activity
Directions: Using the set of documents distributed in class during our last session, answer
t he following questions. Please wri te down your responses in class. Among the group
d ivide up the question and post your responses on Blackboard.
1. Why do so many immigrants from I reland choose to go to the United States? 2. Why do the majority of immigrants t ravel “steerage?” What port city is
described in the “The Tide of Immigration” article? 3. Describe the scene at the Waterloo docks. What i tems do the passengers
carry with them to the ship? What are some of the emotions of the
passengers? 4. What is the “roll-call?” Why is i t so important to the ship’s owner and
captain? 5. How do some passengers t ry to avoid paying their fares? What do their
efforts tell us about the economic status of the passengers? 6. Describe the short poem at the end of the article. What hopes does i t express
on behave of the passengers? 7. Describe the scene at Castle Garden. What are some of the destinations for
i mmigrants once they land in New York? 8. How does James Burn describe I r ish immigrants in New York? How has American
changed the immigrants? According to Burn, what Old World customs and attitude
r emain? ...
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- Spring '11