Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

The Complete Guide

Author: John Grenham

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806317687

Category: Reference

Page: 526

View: 9727

Posted in Reference

The Famine Plot

England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy

Author: Tim Pat Coogan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137045175

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8908

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.
Posted in History

Éanna – Küste der Sehnsucht

Author: Ashley Carrington

Publisher: hockebooks

ISBN: 395751228X

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

View: 2989

Irland im Jahre 1847: Auch nach zwei Jahren wütet noch immer die Hungersnot in dem völlig verarmten Land. Éanna und Brendan, der junge Ire, an den sie ihr Herz verloren hat, schaffen es nur mühsam, Arbeit in Dublin zu finden. Für die ersehnte Überfahrt nach Amerika können sie von ihrem dürftigen Lohn kaum etwas beiseite legen. Um ihrem Traum endlich ein Stück näher zu kommen, bittet Éanna heimlich den Schriftsteller Patrick O’Brien um Hilfe. Doch sie hat die Rechnung ohne Brendan gemacht, denn der wird rasend eifersüchtig ... Band 2 der Éanna-Reihe von Ashley Carrington.
Posted in Fiction

Legacies of Colonial English

Studies in Transported Dialects

Author: Raymond Hickey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139442381

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 3207

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.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Reading Irish-American Fiction

The Hyphenated Self

Author: M. Hallissy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403983275

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

View: 2864

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.
Posted in Literary Criticism

In Their Own Words

The Famine in North Connacht, 1845-1849

Author: N.A

Publisher: Columba Press (IE)


Category: History

Page: 508

View: 4290

The unfolding clamity of the Irish Famine is told in diary form.
Posted in History

Famine Diary

Author: Brendan Ó Cathaoir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780716526551

Category: History

Page: 201

View: 6075

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.
Posted in History

Facts about American Immigration

Author: David M. Brownstone,Irene M. Franck

Publisher: H. W. Wilson


Category: History

Page: 818

View: 6771

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.
Posted in History

Irish Economic and Social History

Journal of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ireland

Page: N.A

View: 2773

Posted in Ireland

Close the Wicket Gate

Tales from the Kilmichael Bar

Author: Johanna O'Mahony Walters

Publisher: Mercier Pr Ltd


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 9604

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.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Nautical Research Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Shipbuilding

Page: N.A

View: 3812

Posted in Shipbuilding

The Cornish overseas

Author: Philip Payton,Alexander Associates (Fowey, England)

Publisher: A. Associates


Category: History

Page: 420

View: 9315

Posted in History

Over the Mountains of the Sea

Life on the Migrant Ships, 1870-1885

Author: David Hastings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781869403751

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 6577

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.
Posted in History

Engineering Ireland

Author: Ronald C. Cox

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 371

View: 1688

This book provides an overview of the history of engineering in Ireland; education and training; and the establishment and growth of institutions.
Posted in History

BCGS Genealogist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: British Columbia

Page: N.A

View: 6733

Posted in British Columbia

Irish University Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 9833

Posted in English literature

New Statesman, New Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 5568

Posted in Great Britain

Commemorating Ireland

History, Politics, Culture

Author: Eberhard Bort

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 293

View: 4959

This is not so much a book of commemoration as it is on or about commemoration. The title of this book is ambiguous, and intentionally so. On the one hand, there are echoes of 'Writing Ireland' or 'Imagining Ireland', or '(Re)-Inventing Ireland' - an active process shaping our perception of what Ireland is and how it has become what it is. On the other hand, there is an element of glancing back. Only what is gone, what is in the past, can be commemorated. Ireland, having undergone rapid and profound changes in the past decades, often kindles feelings of nostalgia, of an older Ireland having been lost in the 'filthy modern tide'. This is an examination - in an international, comparative context - of the role commemorations play in contemporary politics and society. This is a multi-disciplinary study by an array of distinguished authors: Peter Collins, Mary Daly, Tony Canavan, Owen Dudley Edwards, Paul Arthur, Christopher Harvie, Malcolm Anderson, Neal Ascherson, Gerald Dawe, Christopher Murray and Aidan Howard.
Posted in History

Dominant-minority Relations in America

Linking Personal History with the Convergence in the New World

Author: John Paul Myers

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 9475

This combination of book and website allows readers to study racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States using a combination of sociology, social history, and their own personal family histories. Grounded in sociology and the idea that we are all part of the process of dominant-minority interaction, this book helps the reader learn core sociological theory and concepts. Coverage includes the study of minority group experiences, and asks the reader to relate their extended family biographies to sociology and the larger minority group experience. Important questions such as: What is sociology and how can it help us understand inter-group relations? Are there oppressed groups that are racial and ethnic groups? Is the United States alone in its inter-groups norms and practices are covered. Readers also are provided with a comparison of the U.S. with dominant-minority relations in other countries, such as South Africa, Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, and Vietnam. The unique companion website offers additional resources to research and discuss a wide variety of related topics. Anyone interested in gaining an understanding of the historical and current state of minority relations in the U.S.
Posted in Social Science

Ships Monthly

Author: Duncan Haws

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ships

Page: N.A

View: 4166

Posted in Ships