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An Irishman Immigrating into America
A first person account of the experience of an Irish immigrant coming into America.
# 134323 | 750 words | 3 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in History (U.S. After 1865) , History (U.S. Before 1865) , Hot Topics (Immigration)

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This paper is written in the first person from an Irishman immigrating into America during the 1800's. The paper discusses the prejudice, segregation, racism, dual labor market, and glass ceiling in America and how Irishmen were forced to immigrate into America or starve.

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"What was it like as an Irish immigrant coming into America? Let me tell you my story. In 1845, the great potato rut caused many Irish people to come to America or they faced starvation (Immigration: The Irish, 2007). The only choice many peasants had was to move to America and to start a new life. Many peasants hoped coming to America would allow them to have a fresh start in life. Irish immigrants found racism, prejudice, and segregation. As my family faced starvation, we decided to immigrate to America. However, we soon found that America was not going to be the magical..."

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