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The Irish (Paperback)

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Over the last two centuries, many different immigrant groups in North America have contributed to the rich diversity of culture in the United States and Canada. While some came to find opportunity, others were brought against their will. We Came to North America tells the history of the adventurous and often perilous journeys our ancestors made including:
-- the country they came from and why they left
-- how they reached North America
-- eyewitness accounts before and after reaching their new home
-- where they settled and the obstacles they encountered
-- cultural traditions we still celebrate today
-- famous people from each group and their contributions

The Great Famine of the 1800s increased the number of Irish immigrants to North America. This exiciting look at how the Irish first landed in North America in the 1600s includes eyewitness accounts and full-color artwork.

Topics include:
-- Christian conflicts at home
-- population explosion and the Great Famine
-- willing immigrants and indentured servants
-- disease on the journey
-- Irish laborers or "navvies" in construction
-- anti-Irish prejudice
-- religion and the Orange Lodges
-- music, dance, and literature
-- prominent achievers

Product Details
ISBN: 9780778702047
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication Date: March 1st, 2001
Pages: 32

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