Friday, November 22 / 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Session 99
How the Famine Irish Immigrants Adapted to Mid-19th Century North America

Chair: Walter Kamphoefner, Texas A&M University
Discussant: Dylan Connor, Arizona State University

1. ‘Bettering Themselves’? Occupational and Geographic Mobility of Irish Immigrants in New York City, 1850-1870. Evidence from the Emigrant Savings BankTyler Anbinder, The George Washington University; Cormac Ó Gráda, University College Dublin; Simone Wegge, City University of New York (CUNY).

2. “No Friends in Canada”?: Mapping the Contours of Community of Toronto’s Post-Famine Irish PoorWilliam Jenkins, York University.

3. In Search of the 1490: Tracking Irish Famine Immigration in British North AmericaMark G. McGowan, University of Toronto.

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