Reflecting on Irish Immigration in the 1800’s

Date: November 9, 1851. Boston, Massachusetts.   Ladies and Gents, it is Thomas Crowley from the Baltimore Sun, your number one source for news about our fine country. Over the past 20 years or so I have been writing to all of you folks about the Irish immigration issues in the US. However, this is…

A Reflection of America’s Religious Life

Baltimore, Maryland, 1851. From the journalistic reports of Cyril Bennet. My years as a journalist for the Baltimore Sun have made for as grand a career as I could have hoped for, and I thank my editor, Richard Weiss, for his wisdom in continuing to publish my increasingly controversial articles. I will not apologize for…

Aftermath of Irish Immigration

December 8, 1850. Boston, Massachusetts. Ladies and Gents, once again this is Thomas Crowley reporting here for the Baltimore Sun, your number one source for news about our fine country. It has been three years since I last updated you fine American people on the state of these Irish Immigrants in our country, specifically in…

The Free Thought Movement

New York, October 16th, 1850. From the Journalistic Reports of Cyril Bennet. In the past years I have seen many variations in this country on the theme of Christianity, yet rarely have I observed faith to be accompanied by logical thinking. The Catholic riots on the west coast and the countless violent crimes against Mormons,…

Early Mormonism

Kirtland, Ohio, February 14th, 1831. From the journalistic reports of Cyril Bennet. In light of the new movement that has sprung from the current religious excitement flourishing in the faithful across our country, I have travelled to Kirtland, Ohio, to speak with a group of religious visionaries. The movement calls itself the church of Latter-Day…

Suicide Under Slavery & Trust in God

November 11, 1835 “I hope that my death would leave God thinking something is wrong down here” Annie Coley said it with her teary eyes. Although vast number of slaves successfully escaped from their masters, it was different in Coley’s case.[1] Two weeks ago, she ran away from her slave owner in Virginia, hoping to…

Irish Immigration- The Potato Famine

November 21, 1847 Boston, Massachusetts: Ladies and gents, once again it is Thomas Crowley here reporting for the Baltimore Sun, your number one source for news about our fine country. Once again, there are issues with these Irish folks coming to America, however, now the issues have escalated higher than they ever have before. Last…