In the early 19th century, the Irish people lived in squalor and servitude at the behest of the British Crown. They worked the land for British landlords with no property ownership or social mobility. From 1845 to 1855, the Great Potato Famine forced thousands of Irish to immigrate to the United States. The potato famine was a desolation of Irish culture, was severely mishandled by the British government, and reduced the Irish people to subhuman levels of existence. During the 10 years of the potato famine, 1 ...

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