The purpose of this unit is to discuss the Immigrant Irish urban experience. This unit is designed for American Studies grades , complete with resources and activities.
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.
of this unit are:
#11: Urban America
--Reading #5: Immigrant Irish in urban Davenport