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    The Irish Potato Famine and Emigration

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    The Irish Potato Famine and Emigration During the Victorian era, England experienced tremendous growth in wealth and industry while Ireland struggled to survive. The reasons for Ireland's inability to take advantage of the Industrial Revolution are complex, and have been the subject of debate for more than a century. Many English viewed the Irish as stubborn farmers who refused to embrace the new technology. The Irish, however, believed the English had sabotaged their efforts to industrialize

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    Irish Emigration to New York City

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    Irish Emigration to New York City The Potato Famine - How, Why, and When the Famine Started Many historians equate the Irish immigration to America with the potato famine of the 1840s, but is is clear that a considerable number of Irish had made their way to Great Britain’s colonies on the North American mainland before 1800. For example, many Irish families came and settled the colonies in the early 1600s. Harbors and towns were named after settlers. Some of these settlers even became

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    as noted by Sharon Lambert, author of “Irish Women’s Emigration to England 1922-1960: The Lengthening of Family Ties.” These essays are discrepant when describing the experiences of Irish female emigrants, particularly in the categories of women who emigrated, their motivation for emigration, and their connection with family members following emigration. Regardless of these discrepancies, Lambert and Akenson agree that Irish female emigration was over sexualized. The first discrepancy includes Akenson’s

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    of the Centre for Migration Studies Irish Emigration Database In 1988 the Ulster American Folk Park (UAFP) near Omagh in Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland began to set up a computerised Irish Emigration Database (IED) in its library. This was a ground-breaking project at that time and was immediately beset by problems of all kinds, the details of which will be explained later. By 1997 the Folk Park’s library had expanded to become the Centre for Emigration Studies and eventually the Centre for Migration

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    are generally considered to be driving forces of European emigration such as high population growth, trade, manufacturing and production. In 1812 Bremen’s population was 35 thousand people, by 1862 that figure climbed to 66.5 thousand people, a 90% growth. This growth is not only due to new births, but also from the

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    Ireland Starves and Lives to Tell: The Effects of the Great Potato Famine “It must be understood that we cannot feed the people” (Kinealy Calamity 75). The mid 1800s in Ireland were characterized by extreme poverty, death, and emigration. The Great Potato Famine, also known as “The Great Hunger,” first hit in 1845; however, its effects lasted into the 1850s and can still be seen today. Prior to the famine, Irish manufacture and trade was controlled and suppressed by British government, which

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    Ireland led to extensive emigration, agricultural conflicts, and a changes in the Irish language and religious practices. There were two ways out of this Irish nightmare, death and emigration. People began leaving from every port in Ireland. In 1847, two-hundred and fifty thousand Irish men, women, and children left Ireland and the rate of emigration was continuing at the same level and sometime higher for the following four years (O’Grada 78). This massive emigration caused a permanent change

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    Oregon Trail

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    CROSSING THE Great Plains The Oregon Trail was an overland emigrant route in the United States from the Missouri River to the Columbia River country, was the way to travel back in the 1840’s through the 1860’s. In 1843 the "Great Emigration" began and the west would never be the same after the out set of the travelers. The pioneers by wagon train did not, however, follow any single narrow route. In open country the different trains might spread out over a large area, only to converge again

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    and what was there was not in very good quality. At first, the divisions between East and West Berlin were uncertain. There was nothing that divided the city. For more than ten years after the official split of the city, East Berlin saw a major emigration of East Germans, unhappy with the communist system. With nothing physical to separate East and West Berlin, migration from totalitarianism to democracy was as easy for East Berliners as changing houses. The Soviet Union went against their promises

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    Immigration and Emigration

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    under the table. Cheap labor is a gigantic price to pay for America's job stability. It will become counter-productive to our economy and entire infrastructure. Are you willing to give up America to the immigrants? Works Cited "Immigration and Emigration." The New York Times. 27 Jan. 2011. Web. 8 Mar. 2011. . Malanga, Steven. "How Unskilled Immigrants Hurt Our Economy by Steven Malanga, City Journal Summer 2006." City Journal. City Journal. Summer 2006. Web. 08 Mar. 2011. .

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