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Going to America

Coleman, Terry

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ISBN 10: 0806311894 / ISBN 13: 9780806311890
Verlag: Genealogical Publishing Company,, Baltimore, MA, U.S.A., 1998
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Softcover
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Paperback. Front lower edge is slightly bumped, otherwise only minor shelfwear on covers. Superficial marks and scores on front and rear. Binding adhesive visible at inside front cover. Contents are sound, clean, clear. Second Printing. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 274445

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Titel: Going to America

Verlag: Genealogical Publishing Company,, Baltimore, MA, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

Einband: paperback

Zustand:Very Good

Art des Buches: Used

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This is the grim story of the British and Irish immigrants who came to America during the middle of the nineteenth century. Much the largest contingent was Irish, and it was above all the departure of the Irish to America, diseased, half-starved, bewildered, cheated and cheating, which made the emigrant way across the Atlantic as degrading as the convict route to the South Seas, and almost as cruel as the Middle Passage of the slave ships. Confronting the immigrants at every turn were inescapable horrors. Ship owners packed their holds like slavers; brokers misrepresented and overcharged; runners stole when they couldn't cheat; customs officials took bribes to ignore overcrowding. And when the immigrants arrived the swindling didn't stop. They were fleeced by lodging-house keepers, separated from their possessions, and sold fraudulent railroad or canal boat tickets--in short, the whole, cruel apparatus of immigration was turned against them.

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