Irish Immigrants in America: An Interactive History Adventure

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YOU are a young Irish immigrant moving to New York in 1846. You have no money, no job, and your whole family back home is counting on you to help them through the terrible potato famine. Will you succeed?
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YOU are a young Irish immigrant moving to New York in 1846. You have no money, no job, and your whole family back home is counting on you to help them through the terrible potato famine. Will you succeed?
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Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure (2011) and Can You Survive Storm Chasing? (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard.
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Table of Contents


About Your Adventure     5
Ticket to America     7
Surviving Five Points     13
Life in Lowell     45
Industry in Pennsylvania     79
Irish Americans     101
Time Line     106
Other Paths to Explore     108
Read More     109
Internet Sites     109
Glossary     110
Bibliography     111
Index     112
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  • Posted October 24, 2010

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    After a brief history of conditions in Ireland explaining why people wanted to emmigrate from Ireland and immigrate to America. Very quicky the reader will be asked a simple question that the reader must answer. That answer determines the course of action your life will take. You will be asked questions one at a time and only you can determine your consequences. Once you will act as a girl and twice you will live as a boy. Hope you have a long and happy life in America but remember, if you don't it is because of the decisions you make. Welcome to America!

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