Leaving the Emerald Isle: Trials and Tribulations of Irish Immigrants in 19th Century Philadelphia

Leaving the Emerald Isle:Trials and Tribulations of Irish Immigrants in 19th Century Philadelphia

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

1300 Locust St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107

6:30-8:30PM

Event Type: Lecture/Panel Discussion

Topic: 19th Century, Civil Rights, Ethnic History

Guest Speakers Include:

Dr. William Watson

Zachary Schragg

Michael Johnson

James Kopaczewski

Charles Mires

 

 

During the mid 19th century, large numbers of Irish citizens made the perilous journey to America with the the hopes of escaping poverty, famine, and oppression. As thousands of immigrants made Philadelphia their home, they were met with religious and ethnic prejudices.  Moderated by Charlene Mires, professor of History at Rutgers-Camden, this panel of experts examines the challenges and issues faced by the Irish as they struggled to integrate into American society.  A reception and performance of traditional Irish music will follow.

Find out info on the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's website