Abolitionist: the Liberator

November 19, 1852 There is no mystery to slavery; it had been here for years in our nation. But in the South, where there was a great demand of slaves, not everyone supported slavery. Angelina and Sarah Grimké, sisters from a prominent South Carolina family, were abolitionists and women right’s activists.[1] In 1835, Angelina wrote…

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 California Gold Rush and Life of the 49ers

August 22, 1850 The days have been hot and humid since I have arrived for my six month stay in the center of the Sierra Nevada Goldfields. Hard work and luck are a lot of what you see here in California. About four months ago now, I arrived in California with my notebook to tell…

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…

Why the Conflict with the Newcomers?

September 5th, 1820 Immigrants have always been discriminated against and treated quite poorly as they have arrived to the United States. “I despise the mistreatment, but since I’m the foreigner I deserve less respect. I guess it makes sense, but it doesn’t seem fair,” an Irish immigrant said in an interview. Jews and Quakers are…