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Irish Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, 1867.jpg
These two political cartoons depict the chaos, violence, and unruliness associated with the Irish during the St. Patrick's Day celebrations. They are best viewed in contrast to later images and articles about the St. Patrick's Day celebrations in…

St. Patrick's Day, NY Daily Tribune.pdf
This article discusses the 1872 St. Patrick's Day Parade in a subdued tone illustrating the relative containment of this celebration to the Irish community. The parade takes place on relatively small level and no important politicians attended. It…

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This political cartoon illustrates the fear and discrimination directed towards the Irish during the mid/late 19th century. The Irish's Catholicism incited some of the worst critique as demonstrated by the bishops drawn like alligators targeting the…

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This diagram of alley dwellings in one Washington, DC block also includes a caption condemning these communities as places of crime and disease.

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Adams' exposé on the evils of the patent medicine industry revealed that these nostrums were, for the most part, completely ineffective in treating diseases. The drugs themselves comprised of high amounts of alcohol and dangerous substances such as…

Tribute to Ireland, NY Daily Tribune.pdf
This article discuss President Theodore Roosevelt's visit to the annual Friendly Sons of St. Patrick's dinner on St. Patrick's Day where he paid tribute to the "Sons of Erin." It illustrates the changing perception and place of the Irish in society.…

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It is one of the articles in a series published in a newspaper concerning Upton Sinclair's experiences in the Chicago slaughterhouses. After his novel, The Jungle, reached international popularity, Sinclair became outspoken about the horrors of the…

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The author asserts that without pure food, the home is in danger. Women simply cannot raise their families properly if they are feeding them contaminated food. Thus, she tries to convince the reader that a national pure food bill must be enacted in…

youngsters in doorway of alley dwelling.jpg
This photograph shows the reality of children living in the alley community of Washington, DC

This biographical information was written in an article for 'Preachers' magazine. It provides his family history as well as his educational history. As Rev. Morris was one of the most influential leaders of the black church, this article provides…
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