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Poverty and the Poor Law in Ireland: 1850-1914 (Reappraisals in Irish History Lup)
Poverty and the Poor Law in Ireland: 1850-1914 (Reappraisals in Irish History Lup)
by Virginia Crossman
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The focus of this study is the poor law system, and the people who used it. Introduced in 1838, the Irish poor law established a nationwide system of poor relief that was administered and financed locally. This book provides the first detailed... (read more)

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Leaving the North: Migration and Memory, Northern Ireland 1921-2011
Leaving the North: Migration and Memory, Northern Ireland 1921-2011
by Johanne Devlin Trew
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Leaving the North is the first book that provides a comprehensive survey of Northern Ireland migration since 1921. Based largely on the personal memories of emigrants who left Northern Ireland from the 1920s to the 2000s, approximately half of whom... (read more)

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How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to Rise of Medieval Europe (Hinges of History)
How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to Rise of Medieval Europe (Hinges of History)
by Thomas Cahill
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A delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little known "hinge" of history in which the author shows that the Irish were not only conservators of civilization, but became shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on Western... (read more)

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The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict
The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict
by Stephen Hopkins
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This book examines memoir-writing by many of the key political actors in the Northern Irish Troubles (19691998), and argues that memoir has been a neglected dimension of the study of the legacies of the violent conflict. It investigates these sources in... (read more)

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Homicide in Pre-Famine and Famine Ireland
Homicide in Pre-Famine and Famine Ireland
by Richard Mc Mahon
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Was pre-Famine and Famine Ireland a violent society? The dominant view among a range of commentators at the time, and in the work of many historians since, is that violence was both prevalent and pervasive in the social and cultural life of the country... (read more)

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The Irish Famine
The Irish Famine
by Colm Toibin
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This unique volume, comprising Colm Tóibín's acclaimed short text and a linked collection of key documents put together by one of Ireland's leading younger historians, offers a many-sided view of one's of history's most poignant... (read more)

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1916 and All That: A History of Ireland from Back Then Until Right Now
1916 and All That: A History of Ireland from Back Then Until Right Now
by C. M. Boylan
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An irreverent, vibrant, satirical, and largely untrue history of Ireland Irish history started when people arrived on the island. At least, that is when history really got going. Before that things were rather quiet . . . So begins C.M. Boylan... (read more)

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I Never Knew That about New York
I Never Knew That about New York
by Christopher Winn
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A treasure trove of fascinating trivia about the city that never sleeps Did you know:   Grand Central Terminal is the largest railway station in the world. Columbus Circle is the point from which all official distances to and from New York are... (read more)

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Islandman
Islandman
by Tomas Ocrohan
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Tomas O'Crohan was born on the Great Blasket Island in 1865 and died there in 1937, a great master of his native Irish. He shared to the full the perilous life of a primitive community, yet possessed a shrewd and humorous detachment that enabled him to... (read more)

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Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage
Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage
by Tim Robinson
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'\'\\\'\\\\\\\'\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'The NYRB Classics series is designedly and determinedly exploratory and eclectic, a mix of fiction and non-fiction from different eras and times and of various sorts. The series includes nineteenth century novels and... (read more)

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How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
by Thomas Cahill
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The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's... (read more)

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The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World
The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World
by Thomas Keneally
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In The Great Shame, Thomas Keneally--the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler's List--combines the authority of a brilliant historian and the narrative grace of a great novelist to present a gripping account of the Irish diaspora. <BR&... (read more)

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Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair
Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair
by Padraig Omalley
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A haunting account of the hunger strikes of 1981 and their lingering effects on the troubled peoples of Northern Ireland.... (read more)

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159 Celtic Designs (Dover Pictorial Archives)
159 Celtic Designs (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by A Lusebrink
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Over 150 motifs reflecting the eye-catching intricacies of Celtic design, ideal for use in graphics layouts, needlework designs, and other art and craft projects. Often incorporating sinuous interlacements of animal, floral, and abstract motifs, the... (read more)

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The Eternal Paddy: Irish Identity and the British Press, 1798-1882 (History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora)
The Eternal Paddy: Irish Identity and the British Press, 1798-1882 (History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora)
by Michael Willem De Nie
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In "The Eternal Paddy, Michael de Nie examines anti-Irish prejudice, Anglo-Irish relations, and the construction of Irish and British identities in nineteenth-century Britain. This book provides a new, more inclusive approach to the study of Irish... (read more)

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*rituals and Riots: Sectarian Violence (09 Edition)
*rituals and Riots: Sectarian Violence (09 Edition)
by Farrell Sean
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Winner of the Donald Murphy Prize given by the American Conference for Irish Studies Sectarian violence is one of the defining characteristics of the modern Ulster experience. Riots between Catholic and Protestant crowds occurred with depressing... (read more)

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Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland
Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland
by Malachy Mccourt
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New York Times best-selling author Malachy McCourt offers an authoritative and engrossing one-volume chronicle of Ireland from pre-Christian times to the present, told with Irish flair by the gifted storyteller. The pages are populated with figures from... (read more)

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Ireland's Fight for Freedom: Setting Forth the High Lights of Irish History
Ireland's Fight for Freedom: Setting Forth the High Lights of Irish History
by George Creel
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Originally published in July, 1919. The work begins with a Foreword which states, in part: "The world is asked to consider Ireland merely as 'England's domestic problem.' Certain circumstances, unyielding as iron, preclude the acceptance of any such view.... (read more)

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Chchukain of Muirthemne (01 Edition)
Chchukain of Muirthemne (01 Edition)
by Gregory
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Enthralling accounts of the legendary Cuchulain, the greatest of ancient Ireland's Knights of the Red Branch, tell of his birth and boyhood deeds, exploits in love and war, and premature death, all in the same beautifully simple style Lady Gregory first... (read more)

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Turning Points in Twentieth Century Irish History
Turning Points in Twentieth Century Irish History
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This collection of twelve articles on Irish history focuses on catalytic events from the Easter Rising of 1916 to the beginning of the current peace process in Northern Ireland. The work covers both political and social history and topics discussed... (read more)

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