The Great Migration
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Between 1815 and 1850, British North America underwent an important demographic change as waves of people began to leave Britain seeking better lives.
In Britain, after the napoleonic wars, jobs were hard to keep because they were replaced with machines.
Ever since the Napoleonic wars I have been without a job.
I cannot believe that we have lost our farm
In 1840, a famine hit Ireland, causing them to need to move.
No luck. Food is scarce. I cannot even manage to find so much as a scrap
We must leave this place
I know, but where to?
Unfortunately, the boat ride to BNA was not a pleasure cruise. The conditions on board were so poor, passengers called them “coffin ships.”