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    It was a chilly morning during the middle of the Irish Civil War. I set up my sniper to get ready for the next battle while my allies did the same. We got here early to get the upper hand on our opponents, they won’t expect this. We have to win this war. I went to the nearest rooftop that looked like it provided good coverage. I loaded my gun and did the one thing I could, wait. By the time the sounds of rifles broke the silence and started the battle it was almost midnight. The first death is always the worst because, well, you’re the first one. The war cries and sounds filled the air. Guns shots rang everywhere. Explosions from grenades destroyed the area. Dirt flew everywhere, smoke grenades filled the place. I scanned the area for any…

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    I was sitting in the lounge with my husband Dallas as there was a knock on the door. I was surprised to see that it was one of our sons on the doorstep because he was in the Irish Civil War and we weren't expecting to see him for quite some time. He was in tears as he informed us that he had accidentally shot his brother and that he was dead. I remember feeling as if someone was holding me underwater, I couldn't breathe and I fell to the ground in shock. It took a while to sink in but when it…

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    In tracing how William Butler Yeats influenced Seamus Heaney, it is significant to note similarities in their backgrounds. Yeats was intensely mindful of his role as a national poet/politician representing all Irish. Heaney also evolved into a definitive poet for the entire island. Both transitioned from being primarily Irish poets to world poets as evidenced by their winning of individual Nobel prizes seventy years apart. Like Yeats, Heaney was recognized globally, as likely to lecture at…

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    Irish Immigration History

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    Context of Irish Immigration While the general public of today consider the Irish as under the umbrella term “Caucasian,” there was a point in American history where Irish immigrants had the same social status as African Americans. It occurred when the largest group of poor immigrants—over a million Irish immigrants—arrived on America’s doorstep during the years of the great Irish Potato Famine which began in 1845 and ended six years later (The History Place); the catastrophe sent the one…

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    Opportunities as a Terror Strategy: The Irish Republican Army When an act of terrorism occurs, it can often seem like random, mindless violence to the victims and the bystanders. It can be surprising, therefore, to realize that terrorism is actually a very strategic decision. Terrorism can be very effective, used usually when a group is not strong enough to directly confront and force a policy change from a state actor, choosing instead to persuade their target by showing publicly the costs…

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    explore the country every year. Unbeknownst to most, there was a time when the Irish did not want to live there and began to immigrate…

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    During the Civil War times, New York was full of many slums, including Five Points in Manhattan. It was full of gangs, crimes and several bars. It was full of many Irish immigrants trying to escape the Great Famine in Ireland. Five Points was considered one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in New York. This paper will tell you all about the neighborhood of Five Points. Five Points was completely made up of immigrants. Irish people came to escape the Great Famine, and many of them also lived…

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    influential Irish poet of the twentieth century. He was an advocate for Irish Nationalism and one of the leaders of the Celtic revival movement. Through Yeats’s pastoral, mythic imagery and, later, his explorations of the country’s political and social struggles, he gave a bold poetic voice to Ireland. His influence on the national narrative of Ireland propelled him into the Irish Senate for two terms and solidified his legacy as the driving force behind the Irish literary revival. In 1967,…

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    “A Modest Proposal” is an extremely complex piece of literature and satire. Written by Jonathan Swift, the same man who wrote Gulliver’s Travels, however this work is considerably different from Gulliver’s Travels. Swift’s more popular full length novel is a story about the human condition and the interactions among people. “A Modest Proposal” is noticeably different and, without the proper background, perplexing work due to its subject matter. It handles the complex interactions between the…

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    Was the Civil War really about slavery? For over a century, one of a famous conflict in American history, the Civil War of 1861-1865, with Abraham Lincoln and his views of slaves. However, was the civil war exclusively about slavery? Was there more to the equation than just moral and ethical differences on the issues of extreme oppression and human rights? To answer these questions, we must first explain the economic and social landscape of the United States led to war. More specifically, to…

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