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The Great Famine and the Irish Diaspora in America
edited by Arthur Gribben
introduction by Ruth-Ann Harris
University of Massachusetts Press, 1999
Paper: 978-1-55849-173-1
Library of Congress Classification DA950.7.G735 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 941.508

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Between 1845 and 1855, nearly 1.5 million Irish women, men, and children sailed to America to escape the Great Famine, triggered by successive years of potato blight. The famine and resulting emigration had a profound impact not only on the history of Ireland, but on that of England and North America as well. This volume of original essays commemorates the 150th anniversary of these epochal events and sheds new light on both the consequences of the famine and experience of the Irish in America.

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