Author: Edward Laxton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Between 1846 and 1851 more than a million Irish people, the famine claimed a million lives. The Famine Ships tells the sory of the courage and determination of those who crossed the Atlantic in leaky, overcrowded saiilng ships and made new lives for themselves, among them William Ford, father of Henry Ford, and twenty-six-year-old Patrick Kennedy, great-grandfather of John F. Kennedy.
England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy
Author: Tim Pat Coogan
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
During a Biblical seven years in the middle of the nineteenth century, Ireland experienced the worst disaster a nation could suffer. Fully a quarter of its citizens either perished from starvation or emigrated, with so many dying en route that it was said, "you can walk dry shod to America on their bodies." In this grand, sweeping narrative, Ireland''s best-known historian, Tim Pat Coogan, gives a fresh and comprehensive account of one of the darkest chapters in world history, arguing that Britain was in large part responsible for the extent of the national tragedy, and in fact engineered the food shortage in one of the earliest cases of ethnic cleansing. So strong was anti-Irish sentiment in the mainland that the English parliament referred to the famine as "God's lesson." Drawing on recently uncovered sources, and with the sharp eye of a seasoned historian, Coogan delivers fresh insights into the famine's causes, recounts its unspeakable events, and delves into the legacy of the "famine mentality" that followed immigrants across the Atlantic to the shores of the United States and had lasting effects on the population left behind. This is a broad, magisterial history of a tragedy that shook the nineteenth century and still impacts the worldwide Irish diaspora of nearly 80 million people today.
Studies in Transported Dialects
Author: Raymond Hickey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
As a result of colonization, many varieties of English now exist around the world. Originally published in 2005, Legacies of Colonial English brings together a team of internationally renowned scholars to discuss the role of British dialects in both the genesis and subsequent history of postcolonial Englishes. Considering the input of Scottish, English and Irish dialects, they closely examine a wide range of Englishes - including those in North and South America, South Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand - and explain why many of them still reflect non-standard British usage from the distant past. Complete with a checklist of dialect features, a detailed glossary and set of general references on the topic of postcolonial Englishes, this book will be an invaluable source to scholars and students of English language and linguistics, particularly those interested in sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and dialectology.
The Hyphenated Self
Author: M. Hallissy
Category: Literary Criticism
This book analyzes five novels, all published between 1989 and 1999, in which the main characters are 'hyphenated people': Americans who are ancestrally joined to, yet realistically separated from, the Irish. Hallissy explores why these characters think of themselves as Irish, though they have know little of Ireland or its people.
Author: Charles Fanning
Publisher: SIU Press
In New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora, Charles Fanning incorporates eighteen fresh perspectives on the Irish diaspora over three centuries and around the globe. He enlists scholarly tools from the disciplines of history, sociology, literary criticism, folklore, and culture studies to present a collection of writings about the Irish diaspora of great variety and depth.
Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America
Author: Kerby A. Miller
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Social Science
Explains the reasons for the large Irish emigration, and examines the problems they faced adjusting to new lives in the United States
The Famine in North Connacht, 1845-1849
Publisher: Columba Press (IE)
The unfolding clamity of the Irish Famine is told in diary form.
Author: Brendan Ó Cathaoir
Based on a wide selection of resources, this record of the Great Famine provides a graphic picture of conditions in the Irish countryside as the crisis developed. It combines analysis and an overview with a focus on the worst-hit areas.
Author: David M. Brownstone,Irene M. Franck
Publisher: H. W. Wilson
Provides information and statistics about American immigration covering emigration from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Oceania, from the earliest days to the present time.
Prelude to Hatred
Author: Thomas Gallagher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A shocking account of the great famine in Ireland, which sheds light on a bitter hatred for England that continues there today.
Author: Paul F. State
Publisher: Facts on File
Follows the political, economic, and social development of Ireland from the pagan past to the contemporary religious strife and hope for reconciliation.
Tales from the Kilmichael Bar
Author: Johanna O'Mahony Walters
Publisher: Mercier Pr Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Set around the Kilmichael Bar, and told with a loving mixture of laughter and tears. O'Mahony Walters recounts charming tales of ordinary people living extraordinary lives in bygone days. The rascal, the teacher, the farmer, the sporting hero - people who make up the backbone of society. Life might have appeared sleepy on the outside, but a day never passed without some excitement. This is the story of a west Cork town but it could be any town.
The Story of Irish Emigration to America
Author: Kerby Miller,Miller/Wagner,Paul Wagner
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
Based on the PBS documentary film of the same name, this book tells the story of the millions of men and women who came out of Ireland to create a new life for themselves in America. This sweeping historical epic, spanning a period of two centuries, is poignantly told through the stories of several individual immigrants, using the actual letters they wrote to Ireland describing their experiences in the New World. Includes 110 riveting and rarely seen photos.
Author: Ronald C. Cox
This book provides an overview of the history of engineering in Ireland; education and training; and the establishment and growth of institutions.
Life on the Migrant Ships, 1870-1885
Author: David Hastings
Drawing upon more than 80 personal diaries and journals of those on board, this resource explores the rich experience and the trials and tribulations of hopeful Anglo-Celtic pilgrims headed to Australia and New Zealand aboard migrant ships in the late 19th century. From daily routines to matters of food, health, religion, crime, and mutiny, this history unearths the humor, scandal, and personal triumph that defined the nautical pilgrimage of hundreds.
The Story of Irish Immigration to America
Author: Kerby A. Miller,Patricia Mulholland Miller
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
Drawn from personal letters, journals, and diaries of actual immigrants, a riveting three-dimensional book, filled with interactive foldouts, pockets, and evelopes that contain a vast array of documents, details the Irish in America and their extraordinary rise from adversity and prejudice to affluence and eminence.