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High School Student Proves Professor Wrong When He Denied “No Irish Need Apply” Signs Existed

Irish immigrants were often depicted as apelike as in this cartoon by Thomas Nast.

High School Student Proves Professor Wrong When He Denied “No Irish Need Apply” Signs Existed

by Patrick Young, Esq. on July 19, 2015  

Professor Richard Jensen described Irish Americans as delusional for thinking they had been discriminated against in the 19th Century. Teenager Rebecca Fried proved him wrong in a prestigious academic journal.

The Immigrants Civil War: The Irish

by Patrick Young, Esq. on July 15, 2015  

Index of articles on Irish during the Civil War.

Immigrants, Race, and Emancipation

by Patrick Young, Esq. on July 15, 2015  

The Immigrants' Civil War looks at immigrant racial attitudes and reactions to slavery and Emancipation.

The Immigrants’ Civil War Table of Contents

by Patrick Young, Esq. on July 15, 2015  

All of our articles.

African Canadian Sailors in the Civil War Navy

Black sailors served in the Union navy from the very earliest days of the Civil War.

African Canadian Sailors in the Civil War Navy

by Patrick Young, Esq. on July 6, 2015  

Hundreds of African Canadians joined the Union navy. Some were escaped slaves or the children of slaves.

The Immigrants’ Civil War at Sea

An Index to articles on the navies.

The Immigrants’ Civil War at Sea

by Patrick Young, Esq. on July 4, 2015  

All articles on the Civil War navies.

The Immigrants’ Civil War: Index of Indexes

by Patrick Young, Esq. on July 3, 2015  

The Immigrants' Civil War

How the U.S. Navy Recruited Immigrants During the Civil War

The U.S.S. Kearsage, which sank the Confederate commerce raider Alabama, was among the many Union ships with a multinational crew.

How the U.S. Navy Recruited Immigrants During the Civil War

by Patrick Young, Esq. on June 28, 2015  

The navy had a constant need for new men. Immigrants filled the gap.

Lincoln and the Immigrants

by Patrick Young, Esq. on June 15, 2015  

An index of articles from The Immigrants' Civil War on Lincoln.

The Immigrant in the Union Navy: Minorities in the Majority

Immigrants and blacks gave the Union Navy a huge manpower advantage.

The Immigrant in the Union Navy: Minorities in the Majority

by Patrick Young, Esq. on June 11, 2015  

The peacetime navy had to grow by 1000% during the Civil War. Immigrants would help fill the ranks.

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