The Land the great Resource for the Emigrant

John Francis Maguire

The Land the great Resource for the Emigrant—Cases in Point—An Irishman socially redeemed—More Instances of Success on the Land—An Irish Public Opinion wanted—Irish Settlements in Minnesota and Illinois—The Public Lands of America—The Coal and Iron of America—Down South—A Kildare Man in the South —Tipperary Men in the South—The Climate of the South—California an Illustration of the true Policy

EVERY mile I travelled, every man I met, every answer I received, tended the more to convince me that the land was the grand resource for the Irish emigrant, as well as the safest and surest means of his advancement. It mattered not whether it were Canada or the States, it was equally the same; and, save industry, energy, and strength, little was necessary to enable the humble man to make a home for himself and his children.

The Irish in America, first published in 1868, provides an invaluable account of the extreme difficulties that 19th Century Irish immigrants faced in their new homeland and the progress which they had nonetheless made in the years since arriving on a foreign shore. A new edition, including additional notes and an index, has been published by Books Ulster/LibraryIreland:

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