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JoEllen M. Vinyard
Marygrove College (Detroit, MI 48221-2546)

Pre-Famine Emigration from Ireland to the United States

To do a study of ordinary men and women who belonged among the thousands that left the rural areas and towns of Ireland for the US in the first four decades of the 19th century, a time before the famine exodus so altered the character and impact of Irish emigration. Study will consist of 3 major parts: l) would examine characteristics of nearly 2,000 individual emigrants and relate these people to conditions to their own localities in Ireland; 2-3) would examine relationship between background in Ireland and adjustment in America as well as the varieties within the Irish-American experience.

Project fields:
Immigration History

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1978 – 8/31/1978