Coal Mining

"Irish immigrants often entered the workforce at the bottom of the occupational ladder and took on the menial and dangerous jobs that were often avoided by other workers. Many Irish women became servants or domestic workers, while many Irish men labored in coal mines and built railroads and canals."

“Irish - Joining the Workforce - Immigration...- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress.” Webpage. Accessed October 21, 2014.