Class Information for Winter 2019: THE IMPACT OF THE IRISH ON ARIZONA, 3:00-5:00 pm, Monday, March 25, RH Johnson Lecture hall (W131)
The Irish came to America in the early 1700's and settled throughout he country and eventually headed to the Southwest and Arizona. Where did they settle and why? What significant role did they play in the Arizona and the nation? In the 1840's there was another huge immigration of Irish to America. Why did they come? What role did religion and economics play in the immigration and what work did they eventually do? What specific contributions did this later migration make to the growth and the economy of Arizona?