Early American Immigration
Assignments & Activities
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Image & Document Analysis: Anti-Irish Know-Nothings
The most vicious and widespread anti-immigrant sentiments of the early nineteenth century were directed against the Irish exiles of the potato famine. In this exercise, your students will explore the reaction of nativists to Irish immigration by ...
Document Analysis: Potato Famine
Irish immigrants may have encountered hostility in America, but they were willing to endure it in order to escape the desperate conditions produced by the potato famine in their homeland. In this exercise, your students will read a first-hand acc...