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The End of Hidden Ireland: Rebellion, Famine, and Emigration

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Many thousands of Irish peasants fled from the country in the terrible famine winter of 1847-48, following the road to the ports and the Liverpool ferries to make the dangerous passage across the Atlantic. The human toll of "Black '47," the worst year of the famine, is notorious, but the lives of the emigrants themselves have remained largely hidden, untold because of their previous obscurity and deep poverty. In The End of Hidden Ireland, Scally brings their lives to light. Focusing on the townland of Ballykilcline in Roscommon, Scally offers a richly detailed portrait of Irish rural life on the eve of the catastrophe. From their internal lives and values, to their violent conflict with the English Crown, from rent strikes to the potato blight, he takes the emigrants on each stage of their journey out of Ireland to New York. Along the way, he offers rare insights into the character and mentality of the immigrants as they arrived in America in their millions during the famine years. Hailed as a distinguished work of social history, this book also is a tale of adventure and human survival, one that does justice to a tragic generation with sympathy but without sentiment.

About the Author

Robert James Scally is Professor of History and Director of the Glucksman Ireland House at New York University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195106596
Author:
Scally, Robert
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Robert
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
History, World | Irish
Subject:
Ireland History Famine, 1845-1852.
Subject:
Ballykilcline (Ireland) History.
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Series Volume:
Bd. 785
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
95 illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6 x 9.1 x 0.8 in 1.081 lb

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