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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.
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's story of Asenath Nicholson proves it. Had Murphy not unearthed and revealed the tale of Nicholson'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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Asenath Nicholson; Asenath Nicholson; Asenath Nicholson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen O'Rourke Murphy
ISBN: 9780815610441 0815610440 9780815610762 0815610769
OCLC Number: 878299177
Description: xxv, 366 pages : illustrations ; 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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The first biography of Asenath Nicholson, Compassionate Stranger recovers the largely forgotten history of an extraordinary woman.  Read more...

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