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1 Journal Entry of Subordinate Group Member Julian Rouse ETH 125 Cultural Diversity Patricia Vail June 11, 2011
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2 Journal Entry of Subordinate Group Member My name is Mary Margaret Kinchloe, and I am 17 years old. I live with my father and mother, two younger sisters, and one younger brother. I also have three older brothers. I am writing down my story in the hope that someday I will have children and grandchildren who will be curious about how their family came to America. I grew up in County Wexford in Ireland. My father was a potato farmer, as was his father before him. Our family did not own the land we farmed, however. Due to the annexation of Ireland by England, my father and nearly all other Irish farmers were forced to rent land from wealthy Englishmen. This was a frustrating situation for Irish farmers, some of whom migrated to America to be free of English tyranny. My family stayed on our farm, working hard to make our living. Not only did we make a living with our farm, but my father had managed to put away a bit of a nest egg, some money saved, as my mother said, “...for a rainy day.” In 1845, our rainy
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