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Compassionate stranger : Asenath Nicholson and the Great Irish Famine

Author: Maureen O'Rourke Murphy
Publisher: Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Irish studies (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"It takes one extraordinary mind to know another, and Maureen Murphy{u2019}s story of Asenath Nicholson proves it. Had Murphy not unearthed and revealed the tale of Nicholson{u2019}s tireless courage and intelligent kindness toward the Irish during the Great Famine, we would not know of a remarkable woman or of a time, place and people indispensable to history. Meticulously researched, beautifully written,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Asenath Nicholson; Asenath Nicholson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen O'Rourke Murphy
ISBN: 9780815610441 0815610440
OCLC Number: 878299177
Description: xxv, 366 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chronology --
Prologue --
Puritan beginnings on the Vermont frontier --
Social gospels, garrets, and cellars : the New York years, 1831-44 --
An errand in the wilderness : Nicholson in Ireland in 1844 --
"A city on a hill," 1845 --
"If this cup may not pass away from me" : Nicholson begins her famine mission --
"Misery without mask" : Mayo in the winter of 1847-48 --
Back to Cork : "Ireland, I love thee still," 1848 --
Peace and progress, 1848-52 : Nicholson in the UK and on the Continent --
Peace and progress, 1850-51 : lights and shades of Ireland --
Last years --
Afterword.
Series Title: Irish studies (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Other Titles: Asenath Nicholson and the Great Irish Famine
Responsibility: Maureen O'Rourke Murphy.

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"It takes one extraordinary mind to know another, and Maureen Murphy{u2019}s story of Asenath Nicholson proves it. Had Murphy not unearthed and revealed the tale of Nicholson{u2019}s tireless courage and intelligent kindness toward the Irish during the Great Famine, we would not know of a remarkable woman or of a time, place and people indispensable to history. Meticulously researched, beautifully written, Compassionate Stranger is a gift to scholarship, literature, Ireland, and to readers everywhere who seek to understand both the hardship and nobility of the poor." {u2014}Roger Rosenblatt, essayist for Time magazine and PBS NewsHour.

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