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.
Author: Ashley Carrington
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
History, Politics, Culture
Author: Eberhard Bort
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.
Linking Personal History with the Convergence in the New World
Author: John Paul Myers
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Category: Social Science
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.