Jonathan Swift’s satirical essay serves to demonstrate how Ireland’s poverty under England’s Penal Law system has forced many of the Irish people to accept and commit otherwise repulsive feats in order to survive. It serves as a satirical critique of the system.
Éamon de Valera served as the President of the Executive Council of the Free State of Ireland from 1932 until 1937. Essentially acting as the prime minister of Ireland during this time, de Valera was crucial in the development of the Free State of Ireland into the Republic of Ireland
In chapter 6 of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," Michelle Alexander attempts to demonstrate that a major cultural movement is the only way to successfully remove of semblance of Jim Crow Era sentiment in the modern United States.