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The Irish Potato Famine: Irish Immigrants Come to America (1845-1850) Jeremy Thornton

The Irish Potato Famine: Irish Immigrants Come to America (1845-1850)

Jeremy Thornton

Published May 29th 2007
ISBN : 9780823968312
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24 pages
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 About the Book 

Each book in Primary Sources of Immigration and Migration in America paints a vivid picture for students of the varied histories of the people that make up the United States of America. These books take a unique approach on telling the history of theMoreEach book in Primary Sources of Immigration and Migration in America paints a vivid picture for students of the varied histories of the people that make up the United States of America. These books take a unique approach on telling the history of the United States from the global perspective of the different immigrant groups that came here. What events were the catalysis for them to come? What impact did they have on the events that were unfolding in America once they got here? All of these questions and more will be answered through primary source imagery, documents, and clear, engaging text. Students will read about 19th-century life in Ireland and how mass starvation caused by the Irish Potato Famine forced 2 million people to leave their homes and seek a new life elsewhere. Hundreds of thousands of these people came to America, hoping to make a new start. Primary sources and compelling text bring to life the unique history of many of the Irish people who now make up the fabric of the United States.