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"A Tempestuous Voyage At Sea And A Fatiguing One By Land": Ulsterwomen In Philadelphia, 1783-1812, Sarah V. Riblet
CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal
This thesis examines the lives of women who came from the north of Ireland, the area traditionally known as Ulster, and settled in the city of Philadelphia between the end of the American Revolution and the beginning of the War of 1812, when economic strife and political rebellion within Ireland impelled many to emigrate. In so doing, this work aims to augment the historical record on a group of people and a period of time that have received relatively little attention, as most scholars have heretofore focused on the experiences of male Irish immigrants during either the period of North ...