The Iroquois, who were the dominant group in the region, came from the west around BCE and split into the northern Iroquois and the southern Cherokees. The Cherokees were farmers and hunters who lived in small independent villages. Although Indians in the Appalachians had sporadic contacts with Europeans as early asit was not until the period to that contact between the two cultures accelerated. The Europeans looked to the back-country for room to expand their settlements and for sources of skins for trading.
In the East, male Irish laborers were hired by Irish contractors to work on canals, railroads, streets, sewers and other construction projects, particularly in New York state and New England. The Irish men also worked in these labor positions in the mid-west.
They worked to construct towns where there had been none previously. Kansas city was one such town, and eventually became an important cattle town and railroad center.
Some moved to New England mill towns, such as HolyokeLowellTauntonBrocktonFall Riverand Milford, Massachusettswhere owners of textile mills welcomed the new low-wage workers.
They took the jobs previously held by Yankee women known as Lowell girls. The majority of them worked in mills, factories, and private households and were considered the bottommost group in the female job hierarchy, alongside African American women.
Workers considered mill work in cotton textiles and needle trades the least desirable because of the dangerous and unpleasant conditions.
Factory work was primarily a worst-case scenario for widows or daughters of families already involved in the industry. Also, the working conditions in well-off households were significantly better than those of factories or mills, and free room and board allowed domestic servants to save money or send it back to their families in Ireland.
Subject to their employers around the clock, Irish women cooked, cleaned, babysat and more. Because most servants lived in the home where they worked, they were separated from their communities. Most of all, the American stigma on domestic work suggested that Irish women were failures who had "about the same intelligence as that of an old grey-headed negro.
This was largely due to their ability to speak English when they arrived. The Irish were able to rise quickly within the working world, unlike non-English speaking immigrants. In New York City was formed by consolidating its five boroughs. That created 20, new patronage jobs.
New York invested heavily in large-scale public works. This produced thousands of unskilled and semi-skilled jobs in subways, street railways, waterworks, and port facilities.
Over half the Irish men employed by the city worked in utilities. Across all ethnic groups In New York City, municipal employment grew from 54, workers in toin Teachers[ edit ] Towards the end of the 19th century, schoolteaching became the most desirable occupation for the second generation of female Irish immigrants.
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