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The famine ships : the Irish exodus to America, Edward Laxton

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The famine ships : the Irish exodus to America
Title
The famine ships
Title remainder
the Irish exodus to America
Statement of responsibility
Edward Laxton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Between 1846 and 1851, more than one million people - the famine emigrants - sailed from Ireland to America. Never before had the world witnessed such an exodus. Now, 150 years later, The Famine Ships tells the story of the courage and determination of those who crossed the Atlantic in leaky, overcrowded sailing ships to make new lives for themselves, among them the child Henry Ford and twenty-six-year-old Patrick Kennedy, great-grandfather of John F. Kennedy. Tracing
  • the history of these years, The Famine Ships focuses principally on the poignant individual stories, such as that of a parish priest from Wexford who led eighteen families across the Atlantic and up the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers to found Wexford, Iowa, where their descendants still live. Edward Laxton conducted five years of research in Ireland and among the immigrants' descendants in the United States and Canada to write this book. Superb color paintings by Rodney
  • Charman, facsimile passenger lists, and reproductions of tickets are among the fascinating memorabilia represented in The Famine Ships
Summary
A popular history accompanied by color paintings, passenger lists, and other memorabilia, traces the history of the emigrants from Ireland's potato famine between 1846 and 1851, highlighting the stories of individuals
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168406
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973/.049162
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E184.I6
  • DA950.7
LC item number
  • L39 1997
  • .L395 1997x
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
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the Irish exodus to America
Label
The famine ships : the Irish exodus to America, Edward Laxton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Great Britain : Bloomsbury Pub., 1996
  • Includes index
Control code
1570589
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
vi, 250 p.
Isbn
9780805053135
Lccn
96079658
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37509632
  • (OCoLC)37509632
Label
The famine ships : the Irish exodus to America, Edward Laxton
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Great Britain : Bloomsbury Pub., 1996
  • Includes index
Control code
1570589
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
vi, 250 p.
Isbn
9780805053135
Lccn
96079658
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37509632
  • (OCoLC)37509632

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