To convince his audience that Americans are wrong celebrating freedom on the 4th of July when slavery exists in their country, he uses emotional appeal, ethical appeal, and rhetorical questions. To begin, he uses emotional appeal to create powerful imagery to persuade the reader that celebrating freedom is wrong when slavery still exists. He announces, “fellow citizens, above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful wail of millions, whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are today rendered more intolerable by the jubilant shouts that reach them” (para. 4). By creating a picture in the audience’s mind of other people’s cries of freedom deriding slaves, they begin to feel ashamed for being so cheerful while African Americans have no liberty.
New York City swelled with a surge of European immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as they flowed in they settled in tenement buildings in Lower Manhattan. Fleeing conditions, such as famine, revolution, and poverty nevertheless adapting to a new life in an unfamiliar land prove to have its challenges. That, however, did not stop the influx of immigrants who remain filled with optimism for a better life. Despite this optimism, immigrants had many shortcomings as they had neither education, nor money, nor shelter making assimilating into American culture complicated by hindering their ability to support themselves. Although there were trials and tribulations to face upon entering a new world, there are the success stories
In Ireland, the Irish were treated the same way blacks were treated in America, and they at one point “decided to sign a petition to treat colored people equal” (Takaki 142). But, in American unity did not exist because Irish and blacks had to compete for the same jobs and they had to gain social status in a society that disregarded them. The contentions between these two groups created hatred and division. But, the skin color of Irish Immigrants resembles that of most Americans. This eventually gives the Irish immigrants opportunities and voice in America, why Africans- Americans were constantly rejected.
There were reports of inter-Irish fighting in the midst of the riots, but German, Dutch, French, and Irish laborers in Baltimore City worked together on the docks and in the various public works projects. They were treated and paid equally based off of their labor, not ethnic background. While their home countries were at war with each other, the immigrant workers in Baltimore were not divided, they were united on their own defined terms with their own agenda. This awakening of the working class in Baltimore, although for nefarious purposes, exemplifies the origins of populist movements that would sweep the nation in the subsequent decades. The Baltimore Riots fundamentally changed how elites, government
The people who worked on the Underground Railroad, commonly known as conductors, “faced considerable danger, as "slave stealing" was a serious crime, punishable by fines, branding, and/or imprisonment” (Altman). Conductors went about their work regardless of these threats because they felt so strongly about freeing slaves. Slaves received word of when the Underground Railroad would be stopping by through “what was known as the grapevine telegraph. They also used song lyrics as a means of providing instruction” (Altman). The work of Harriet Tubman and Levi Coffin made it possible for the Underground Railroad to help thousands of slaves reach freedom.
Cromwell landed in Ireland in 1649 and quickly took the towns of Drogheda and Wexford through massacre. Because of the barbarism employed by Cromwell’s men, towns surrendered which made Cromwell’s conquest a much easier feat. Small troops of guerilla’s set up in places like the Wicklow mountains, soley to attack Cromwell’s Parliamentairans. This then led to famine and a bubonic plague. The guerilla warfare eventually ended in late 1652, when Parliamentarians signed an agreement that allowed the Irish to serve in foreign
These are not the only example of discrimination however, during the eighteen hundreds the Irish faced discrimination against the British. In Jonathan Swift’s essay “A Modest Proposal” is about a not so modest proposal meant to ridicule the way of life for the Irish and the British control over
This one political cartoon adds commentary on the hypocrisy of second-generation Americans and paradox that is found when examining the patterns of immigration to America since the first wave of immigrants arrived. The Irish who arrived during the post-famine period (1855-1921), were no different than any other ethnic group coming to America in the way that they were treated once they arrived. Although the Irish were among many other European groups to arrive to America, they were viewed as ‘atypical,’ (Kenny,
In 1729, Ireland had a major problem of overpopulation. In the proposal, Swift introduces the problem when he says, “...the streets, the roads, and cabin doors crowded with beggars of the female sex, followed by three, four, or six children, all in rags…”. Swift expresses concerns about the issue and the reader can see this because he addresses the problem of overpopulation and poverty and shows understanding in the topic. Even though the proposal contains much satire, he is showing concern through his ideas of wanting the fix the problem. In the text we see the concern Swift shows when it says, “As to my own part, having turned my thoughts for many years upon this important subject and maturely weighed the several schemes of our projectors…”.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin gave a strong social effect on opposing slavery, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was the prelude of the Civil War, and the Election of 1860 splitted the nation into two sides, which directly led to the War. Notwithstanding that the anti-slavery won the war, there were still many prejudices in the world. So, whenever people were about to criticize or being racist, thought about the effort that people in the past, who spent their entire life only