Unit 7
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Background and Rationale:

The purpose of this unit is to discuss the Immigrant Irish urban experience. This unit is designed for American Studies grades ten to twelve , complete with resources and activities.

Why study urbanization of Famine Irish? Lawrence J. McCaffrey cites Famine Irish as the precursors of the American ethnic urban experience, setting precedents and patterns of urban life (1991, p.1). Therefore, their history is the history of the urbanization of American.

Components of this unit are:

Lesson #11: Urban America
-Reading #5: Immigrant Irish in urban Davenport

Lesson #12: River City, USA