The Irish Girl and the American Letter: Irish immigrants in 19th Century America

By Martin Ford The written missive had remarkable significance for trans-Atlantic migration. Indeed, the peopling of North America owed more than a little to a letter, specifically, what was called “the American letter,” written—sometimes dictated—by millions of immigrants to their families and friends at home. Throughout the long history of … Continue reading The Irish Girl and the American Letter: Irish immigrants in 19th Century America