An Irish Immigrant Story by Jack Cashman


“An Irish Immigrant Story” by Jack Cashman tells the tale of a family who rose above the discrimination and adversity faced by newly arrived Irish immigrants to America. It is a story that relates to over a million Irish immigrants and their families, who were not welcome in America at the time. It is a heartwarming story of a family that overcomes adversity to thrive in their newly adopted land.

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Johanna Cashman and John McCarthy, along with over a million others, immigrated to America to escape a devastating famine. They left behind family members who faced starvation to come to a land that would give them a new opportunity for a good life. They were soon made aware that they were not welcome in this new land and that every day would present a new struggle for survival. Johanna and John got married, determined to raise a family in their adopted country. In spite of all the obstacles they encountered, including John’s untimely death, the family grew and found success. The second generation used their success to lend assistance to the country their parents were forced to leave in Ireland’s drive for independence from its oppressor. This historical novel brings the reader through the heartwarming story of a family that overcomes adversity to thrive in America. At the same time, it details the movement in the country they left to find its own independent place in the world.

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Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 6 × .5 × 9 in