Emigration Essays

  • 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

  • The Development of the Centre for Migration Studies Irish Emigration Database

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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

  • Emigration To America

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    of opportunities, Freneau does not limit himself from decrying Britain’s politics. The most blatant example of his chastisement of Britain is his elaboration on monarchs, “With all their pomp and fancied bliss” (Freneau 156). Theme: In “On the Emigration to America and Peopling the Western Country,” Freneau proves that in order to truly burgeon as a just and contented nation, America must look to the frontier of the western country and

  • Ireland Starves and Lives to Tell: The Effects of the Great Potato Famine

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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

  • Significance Of The Berlin Wall

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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

  • Migration And Internal Migration

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    Labour migration, today, has assumed great importance, making it an interesting case for analysis. Remittances have clearly become a dominant source of income in India. Looking at the literature review, there is more focus on emigration and not on out-migration. Emigration quite obvious generates relatively more money and hence, the living standard of the family elevates. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to see if remittances from out-migration also have a positive relationship with the

  • Irish Immigration To Canada

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    food and increased incidents of death forced incredible numbers of people to leave Ireland for some place which offered more suitable living conditions. Some landlords paid for the emigration of their tenants because it made more economic sense to rid farms of residents who were not paying their rent. Nevertheless, emigration did not prove to be an antidote for the Famine. The ships were overcrowded and by the time they reached their destination, approximately one third of its passengers had been lost

  • The Different Experience of Puerto Ricans' Migration to the United States

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    States they did it in two major waves. The first wave of emigration occurred in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The second wave occurred from the 1940s to the present. The workings of Bernando Vega and Jose Cruz deal with the different generations of Puerto Ricans that these two waves brought to the United States. While Vega discusses the early emigration of Puerto Ricans to New York City, Cruz discusses the later emigration of Puerto Ricans to Connecticut. Each author describes

  • Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland, 1801-1922

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    (1836) and Devon Commission (1845) reports, each of which were multi-volume documents covering thousands of pages. Subjects covered by BPPI range from government, politics and administration, to finance, agriculture and industry, communications, emigration, social conditions, poor relief and health, population, law and order, education, cultural institutions, religion and language. The types of evidence contained are extremely varied, from statistical series and accounts to lightly- or unedited transcripts

  • Women’s Plight in Katherine Mansfield’s Life Of Ma Parker

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    at the turn of the century – cowed by drudgery and burdened by loss. Her husband, a baker, died of ‘white lung’ disease, and those children who survived the high rate of infant mortality fell victim to other ills of the late-Victorian underclass: emigration, prostitution, poor health, worse luck" (Lohafer 475). At the present point in the story, Ma Parker arrives to work in the house of the literary gentleman after she buried the previous day her loving grandson, Lennie, who was the only ray of light

  • European Migration In Latin America

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    countries in Latin America were countries built and shaped by immigration. Between 5 and 7 million Europeans emigrated to Latin America and the Caribbean in the last decades of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. This major transoceanic emigration to South America saw voluntary migrants such as Italians to Argentina and Japanese to Brazil. During the period between 1860 to 2010, Argentina and Brazil were major points of migration to South America as people tried to escape poverty, famine

  • China As Most Favored Nation

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    Jackson-Vanik amendment states that the President of the United States may grant a communist country such as China most-favored-nation trade status if it was in conjunction with a trade agreement and upon proper improvement that China would permit emigration. Also China would have to satisfy that they are moving toward improving current policies. The conclusion of the US-PRC commercial accord in July 1979, and the initial waiving of the Jackson-Vanik requirements, and with Congressional approval, most-favored-nation

  • The Fiscal Rescript Of Umar II

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    guidance of God is guided aright, and whoso turns away from it "he hath erred from the even way." [Koran 2:108] And verity of obedience to God, as He has revealed in His Book, is that all men everywhere should be summoned to Islam and that the gate of emigration should be opened to all the people of Islam, that the alms and fifths should be applied according to the decree of God and His ordinances, and that men should seek their livelihood with their own possessions on land and sea, being neither hindered

  • The Great Potato Famine

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    causes because they could not control how the weather was bringing the fungus. Ireland was under the British government and did not help Ireland when they needed Britain. The aftermath of the Great Famine was not only a huge drop in population, but emigration, and much more. The potato famine killed many people. “The famine brought starvation and disease which claimed 1 million lives” (Jackson 69). The death toll from the Great Famine took a good portion of the Irish population and left a landmark

  • Researching the Asian American Culture

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    Many of these would end up working on the Transcontinental Railroad as contract laborers. Local groups demanded, however, that the flow of emigration be stopped and in 1858, a law was passed that barred the Chinese from entering. This began a series of laws and treaties with China and Japan that would govern Asian emigration to the US. In 1868, Chinese emigration is reopened as a result of the Burlingame... ... middle of paper ... ...ginning to result in more and more first and second generation

  • Biracially Raised Children

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    who have two or more races. (United States). The number of interracial couples has reached to 1.6 million, which account for almost 4 % of U.S. marriages. ( Fletcher, par. 3 ). In a melting pot country like the United States, where immigration and emigration rates are high, inter-cultural marriage has become an inevitable by- product of mobility. Interracial marriage refers to a marriage which consists of couples with two different racial backgrounds. For example, a Chinese women married to an American

  • cuban mile

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    The Special Period in Cuba can best be described as a time of struggle. The dissatisfaction of many Cubans has led to their emigration to the United States by traveling in rafts to the coast of Florida. The Cuban people have different views regarding the trip to exile as well as the motivations to stay or leave Cuba. In Alejandro Hernandez Diaz’s book, The Cuba Mile, and in the movie “Guantanamera”, we see some of the different ways in which Cuban Culture views the Special Period, the trip to exile

  • Migration: Causes, Impacts and Legal Mechanisms

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    Migration means leaving or abandoning something, and migration is also defined as the movement of individuals from place to place for the purpose of settling in the new place. A term that defines migration as the transition from the mother country to stability in another country, In which they move individually or collectively from their home country to a new home. Usually there are many conditions that lead to migration, such as the spread of civil or external wars in countries, or poor economic

  • Victorian Social Reform in Britain

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    world` s premier industrial nation had been cemented by the mid nineteenth century, achieved in part, as it was the first nation to industrialise. However, the headlong embrace of laissez- faire capitalism ignored the social infrastructure, and the emigration from the depressed agricultural areas to the industrial areas caused immense strain on the poorly-planned towns and cities. At the dawn of industrialisation, there were those who expressed concern about the health and hygiene of the dense industrial

  • Human Rights and John Rawls The Law of Peoples

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    non-liberal/democratic but well organized hierarchical societies or those that satisfy the requisites of being peaceful, of having a reasonably well organized legal system, of admitting a measure of freedom-political and religious-and of admitting the right of emigration. These two groups of nations would belong to a Society of Nations with the juridical and political duty of fulfilling the few political issues that have been previously accepted. But Rawls' proposal overcomes neither eurocentrism nor western-centrism