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To: mabarker1

Most Irish immigrants were forced by starvation to migrate. They weren’t exactly welcomed. Nor were the Chinese.


9 posted on 02/11/2019 5:03:39 AM PST by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: Phillyred
“Most Irish immigrants were forced by starvation to migrate.”

While that is entirely true but there was also outright enslavement of the Irish https://www.africaresource.com/rasta/sesostris-the-great-the-egyptian-hercules/the-irish-slave-trade-forgotten-white-slaves/

19 posted on 02/11/2019 5:42:44 AM PST by wildcard_redneck
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To: Phillyred
"Most Irish immigrants were forced by starvation to migrate. They weren’t exactly welcomed. Nor were the Chinese."

Most Irish all US immigrants were forced by starvation to migrate. They weren’t exactly welcomed. Nor were the Chinese.

My great grand parents from Scandinavia were also forced by starvation to migrate. There was not sufficient farm land to feed the population. Why else would they risk an ocean voyage in the hold of a ship where 10% died, to then settle on a barren prairie in a hand built sod house where no firewood was available for -20 degree winters. Most periods of mass migration to the US have historically been forced by starvation. Until now, that is. Now it's the opposite. The government is forcing the population to pay for welfare to the immigrants.

20 posted on 02/11/2019 6:08:17 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Calm down and enjoy the ride, great things are happening for our country)
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To: Phillyred
Not just Irish. Starting around 1670, America became a popular dumping ground for the poor of the British Isles. A ship would show up and read the names of households or individuals who were considered not bad enough to hang, not good enough to remain.

Usually, but not always, a representative of the crown had compiled that list with the help of the town council. They had 24 hours to report dockside with their meager belongings for transport to America.

Many Scotland and northern England (as well as Irish) villages were depopulated in said manner. Anyone returning from Transportation could be hanged. For this reason, there are a lot fewer blood relatives here after 1670 than before.

The gene pool here by 1670 is so small that almost anyone here by then is related.

29 posted on 02/11/2019 7:51:42 AM PST by Vigilanteman (The politicized state destroys all aspects of civil society, human kindness and private charity.)
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