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1868 - THE IRISH IN AMERICA - John Francis Macguire IRELAND Irish Immigrants

1868 - THE IRISH IN AMERICA - John Francis Macguire IRELAND Irish Immigrants

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The Irish in America

By John Francis Macguire

Published by Longmans, Green, and Co, London, 1868. First Edition. Scarce. Hardback, green cloth, pp xvii, 653, [2].

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Ex library but in fairy good condition with just a couple of ink stamps. The cloth binding is good with no tears but there are a few white library numbers written to the spine in white. Inner hinges have sellotape running down thrm (see last image provided).Endpapers a little grubby. All contents present. Pages in good clean condition throughout. Overall a fairy decent copy of this scarce first edition.

The Irish were weighed down by many woes in the nineteenth century, prime among them British dominion and the famine wrought by the potato rot. The weight buried many at home and squeezed others out to find freedom and food abroad. These Irish immigrants, who by 1860 composed the largest foreign-born group in America, faced perhaps the greatest prejudice. John Francis Maguire, looking back on decades of Irish migration, tried to explain why to both Irish and American readers in his book, The Irish in America.

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