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…

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…

The Cane Ridge Revival

Cane Ridge, Kentucky, August 8th, 1801. From the journalistic report of Cyril Bennet. It was with guarded thoughts that I approached the Cane Ridge encampment yesterday. The hot August day was nearing its end, and the honest farmers of the Kentucky village would, on any usual day, soon be in their beds. Not today. Some…