In the mid-1800s, Ireland was a nation which depended on agriculture. The Irish were among the poorest people in the world, relying on crops to feed their families. The Great Famine, or An Gorta Mór, commenced with the potato failure in 1845. It lasted for six years and caused the deaths of over one million men, women and children. It also led to a huge increase in emigration with two million people fleeing the country in the search of both food and a life free from corruption.
The Irish immigrants were a large percentage of London in the nineteenth century and the greatest flow of their migration came in the early to mid-nineteenth century. This was due to the agricultural problems, the increase of demand for Irish labor in the Industrial revolution, and the bad conditions in Ireland due to the Great Famine (Clive). London was the largest city in the world and the Irish made up the largest immigrant group during this time. In 1841, the first census to record those living in the city was taken and 4% of the population was the Irish. They grew again in 1851 due to the Great Famine.
“By 1840 the potato had become the sole food of one third of the of the people and an essential element in the diet of many more” (Williams 1996, p. 17). When the blight struck, hundreds of thousands died of starvation between 1845 and 1848. The Irish were in a state of panic and hopelessness. During 1845 and 1851, it is estimated that around 1.6 million people left Ireland for America. As Williams eloquently states, arriving in America, the Irish immigrants had to adjust to their new country and Americans had to adjust to their new fellow citizens.
In the end the South lost about roughly twenty-one thousand men. While the North lost about roughly twenty-three thousand men. The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle in the Civil War because of multiple reasons. The first reason is because of all the casualties on both sides. In total they lost over forty-four thousand men in just one battle.
That is exactly what millions of Irish immigrants did when left with no choice but to leave their Irish homelands due to the famine that plagued them from the time of 1845-1852. James R. Barrett describes the struggle and changes the Irish people needed to make when coming to America and their hard attempts to disperse themselves into the multiethnic cities of New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and many more. The integration of the immigrant people rested on the responsibility of the ever present Irish. To the new immigrants it seemed as if the Irish people were everywhere. They were constantly “…encountering Irish policemen, Irish politicians, Irish bureaucrats, Irish saloon keepers, Irish contractors, and Irish teachers…” (pg.
In almost every nation, the development of a railway created a connection throughout the country that was previously unmatched by any other form of transportation. In Canada, this evolution of the railroad was constructed on the backs of tens of thousands of Chinese immigrants. Specifically during the building of the Trans-Canada railway, over 15,000 chinese workers worked tirelessly to lay over 500 kilometers of track from 1881-1885. The dangerous nature of this work incurred the deaths of over 4000 of those workers; those who survived were left with only a meager amount of money as they received half of what their Canadian counterparts were paid. Although this railway came at a high toll, it transformed the face of Canadian transportation
The novel describes the situation of the black community and by the plot showcases that the african americans weren 't even given the basic right to be tried fairly in court. The blacks in the 1930s accounted almost 10 percent of the american population and faced atrocities which later were called the black holocaust. As many as 2805 African Americans were killed within a period of 50 years from 1885 till 1935. The novel is based on Atticus Finch, a lawyer from Maycomb. He is respected not only in the white community of the county but also the coloured community.
One major similarity, besides the fact that both colonies were from England, is that both colonies had a very large number of deaths after winter passed. England sent 100 men and boys to establish jamestown colony. By the end of the first winter, around 40 members of jamestown still stood. In total, 70% of settlers would die in Jamestown. By the end of the first winter in Plymouth colony, 50% of the settlers died.
Sadly, out of the 500 colonists that arrived in Jamestown, 80% died.Just between 1609 and 1610, 110 settlers died from famine and disease. In 1607, there was only one surgeon for hundreds of men. Colonists died in early Jamestown because of three main problems. These problems were Starvation, Native American Relations, and Disease. Listen to how almost 350 settlers died in these five years full of hardships.
The time period between 1861-1865 is called one of the bloodiest times of American history. Approximately 620,000 men lost their lives during those four years, which was around 2% of the population of The United States at the time. The Civil War didn’t start as a war over slavery, but eventually progressed into one that would decide the future of four million people: the slaves living in the United States at the time. The stories told about the Civil War mostly focus on the men on the front, people in the North who supported President Lincoln, and slaves who were freed after the Emancipation Proclamation and the events that followed the Civil War. The story of Gone With The Wind, written as a book by Margaret Mitchell, and produced into film by David Selznick, is all about the women, the people who stayed home, the people on the losing side of the war.
Andersonville was built in April of 1864 . The Confederacy made Andersonville to hold captured Union soldiers because of better security and more supplied food. Andersonville is known as the South’s largest confederate military prison . The prison , after 14 months , had confined 45,000 soldiers with 400 more coming each day. Out of those 45,000 soldiers , 13,000 died from disease , poor living conditions , starvation , overcrowding , or exposure to harsh weather conditions.
The war took the lives of thousands of soldiers, civilians, and important figures. Towards the end, the confederates suffered 260,000 casualties and the Union suffered 360,000 casualties. In total, almost 620,000 soldiers lost their lives fighting for what they believed in. This war occurred between the years 1861 and 1865. The biggest battle during this war was the Battle of Gettysburg, a true dog fight that lasted for 3 whole days, where 51,112 troops were killed.