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This program is the second part of a two-volume set from the History Channel chronicling the history of the people who came from Ireland to the new promised land of America, and made their mark in business, politics, and the arts and humanities. This episode, narrated by Aidan Quinn, examines the fate of the Irish when they landed in New York after fleeing the Black Death of the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. The program showcases the contributions made by the newest additions to America's melting pot. Archival film clips, photographs, journals, personal accounts, reenactments, and commentary by historians tell the story. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi