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Tue Oct 23, 2018, 07:13 PM

Immigrant Tales

more than 1.5 million adults and children left to seek refuge in America. Most were desperately poor, and many were suffering from starvation and disease... killed more than 1 million people in five years and generated great bitterness and anger... The immigrants who reach America settle in cities where they live in difficult conditions. But most manage to survive.


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Between 1845 and 1855 more than 1.5 million adults and children left Ireland to seek refuge in America. Most were desperately poor, and many were suffering from starvation and disease. They left because disease had devastated Irelandís potato crops, leaving millions without food. The Potato Famine killed more than 1 million people in five years and generated great bitterness and anger at the British for providing too little help to their Irish subjects. The immigrants who reached America settled in Boston, New York, and other cities where they lived in difficult conditions. But most managed to survive, and their descendants have become a vibrant part of American culture.

The second snip is from:http://www.crf-usa.org/bill-of-rights-in-action/bria-26-2-the-potato-famine-and-irish-immigration-to-america.html

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