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HIST 4855 Irish Women Emigrants: The Irish and American Context (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

An outstanding characteristic of emigration from Ireland to North America was the large number of women in the emigration stream. This seminar course will be an examination of Irish women and emigration beginning with study of conditions in Ireland that resulted in women leaving in such large numbers. Following that will be an examination of their experience as immigrants in North America. Emphasis in the course will be on the use of research tools in historical work on Irish women, utilizing primary source materials such as estate papers, the letters women wrote home, and database characteristics of Irish women in America.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Ruth-Ann Harris

Prerequisites: History Core

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Last Updated: 22-Feb-14