Courtesy of Library of Congress, "Curious Facts," Des Moines Courier, pp. 2, 9 May 1851
This article published in the Des Moines Courier is from 1851. It is taken from the British publication, Blackwood's Magazine. The article highlights statistics about the British Isles relating to crime, hunger, immigration and poverty.
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- Why do you think the author(s) titled this article, "Curious Facts?"
- Based on the statistics quoted in the article, what can you deduce are the biggest problems facing people in Ireland?
- Why do you think the authors chose to print the facts that they did? What is the connection between, for example, immigration and crime? Starvation and crime? Rent and starvation? What patterns do you notice regarding these curious facts?
- How might statistics like these help you understand why people leave their homeland and immigrate to a new country?
"Curious Facts," Des Moines Courier, pp. 2, 9 May 1851. Courtesy of Library of Congress