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"Another Investigation Committee"

"Another Investigation Committee"
Date: January 31, 1880
This illustration by cartoonist Thomas Nast was published in Harper's Weekly. It depicts a potential Exoduster being questioned by a watchful Irishman with the caption "An' what right have you, sure, to be afther laving your native place an' coming here? Spake!" In the background a sign reads "Free Soil Kansas".

Hall of Irish American Protections Club to Governor John Martin

Hall of Irish American Protections Club to Governor John Martin
Creator: Irish American Protection Club
Date: March 17, 1885
In this resolution, the Irish American Protections Club in Atchison, Kansas, thanks Kansas Governor John Martin for his effort in ending a railroad strike. The resolution notes that "It is the first time in the history of strikes that a Governor was found on the side of labor?"

Map of foreign settlements in Kansas

Map of foreign settlements in Kansas
Creator: Carruth, William Herbert, 1859-1924
Date: 1894
W. H. Carruth compiled this map of foreign settlements in Kansas. The map is included in the Ninth Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, Vol. XIV. It shows the locations of foreign settlements of Germans (including Russian Mennonites); Scandinavians; French and Italians; Irish, Welsh and Scotch; and Bohemians and Hungarians.

The state of Kansas and Irish immigration

The state of Kansas and Irish immigration
Creator: Butler, Thomas Ambrose
Date: 1871
In this pamphlet, Irish Catholic priest Thomas Ambrose Butler describes his experience in Kansas as a pastor at the Catholic cathedral in Leavenworth. Butler provides advice to people in Ireland who are thinking of immigrating to the United States.

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