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irish immigration narratitive
Hi Im Patrick, this is my son connor, i was a potato farmer in Ireland during the potato famine. in 1851, things were too difficult. We decided we would move to america for a better life.
After a long wait, terrible conditions, hunger, disease, tiredness, we finally arrived to new york, we all stopped and stared at the statue of liberty as it greeted us. Other kind Irishmen offered to help us find a place to stay for really cheap.
We do not require your assistance.
You dont know anything about our culture!
He is an Irish catholic!
Dont give him work!
Post and during the civil war, cheap labor was needed. I got a job and now contribue to the rapid expansion and repair, some other Irishmen men have jobs in factories or as supervisors
After a while, us Irish were well assimilated. we were part of the culture, some of our traditions were even celebrated in Boston. Irsih immigrants became eligible to vote. Others began to run for political positions, irish americans were now seen as equals Which helped improve our wages, conditions, and the way we were treated .
We were scammed, we were taken to a shack, terrible conditions and high rates, and they are others here. Im going out to look for work first thing tomorrow morning
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