Document Based Questions (“DBQ's”)
- How did Potato Famine refugees from Kenmare and vicinity in County Kerry adjust to life in their new homes in New York City? What factors allowed them to survive and eventually thrive there?
- What was life like for Irish immigrants living in New York's Five Points neighborhood? What kind of work did men and women do there? How crowded was it? Were the immigrants locked in poverty or could they move up the American socio-economic ladder?