A View about the Irish
ETH/125 Tiffany Purifoy
Aiih Lassy, Paddy, heh u drunkard get out ta bar, come ‘ere, talk ta ya after, e’ve a
face only yer mother could love. These are all common slang phrases spoken from the
Irish immigrants as they immigrated to the United States during the 1840’s and
thereafter the potato famine in Ireland. There were no distant Irish colonies like the
English, French, Dutch, or Spanish colonies. There are two distant groups of
immigrants from Ireland the Scotch Irish and the Roman Catholic Irish distinguished
mainly by Northern and Southern Ireland and by Protestant and Roman Catholic
background. The Irish immigrants faced quite a bit of prejudice, segregation, and
racism. For the majority of the early immigrants it was an immigration of necessity or
ace total devastation and parish.
Illustration 1: This illustration is done by the London News in 1843 after the Potato
Famine in Ireland. It... [continues]
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