Please use the chapter on Irish immigrants in Takaki, and the Robert Whyte piece, to answer the following. (You should write about two pages, double-spaced.)
1. Explain the conditions and situation in Ireland in the years prior to and during the Great Potato Famine that resulted in 5 million Irish people immigrating to the United States.
2. How did Robert Whyte feel about Irish immigration to America?
3. What was life like for Irish immigrants when they first arrived in this country?