Irish-Catholic Immigrant Life in South Bend, Indiana Refined Earthenwares and the 19th-Century Social Worlds of the Midwest
Rotman, Deborah L., Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, MCJA
Abstract When Father Edward Sorin established the University of Notre Dame in the 1840s, he sought Catholic laborers to assist him in the enterprise. He purchased land south of campus and created a residential neighborhood for Catholic immigrants, many of whom were Irish displaced by an Gorta Mór or the Great Hunger. An archaeological field school in 2007 investigated the homelots that comprised this residential enclave. Analyses of the refined earthenwares from the Fogarty family were coupled with other historical and material evidence to elucidate the ways in which Irish-Catholic families negotiated the complex cultural landscapes of their new city.
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Publication information: Article title: Irish-Catholic Immigrant Life in South Bend, Indiana Refined Earthenwares and the 19th-Century Social Worlds of the Midwest. Contributors: Rotman, Deborah L. - Author. Journal title: Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, MCJA. Volume: 37. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2012. Page number: 25+. © Office of the State Archaeologist Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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