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The great shame : and the triumph of the Irish in the English-speaking world

Author: Thomas Keneally
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, [1999] ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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"In the nineteenth century, Ireland lost half of its population to famine, emigration to the United States and Canada, and the forced transportation of convicts to Australia. The forebears of Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler's List, were victims of that tragedy, and in The Great Shame Keneally has written the full story of the Irish diaspora with the narrative grip and flair of a novel. Based on unique research  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Keneally
ISBN: 0385476973 9780385476973
OCLC Number: 40996165
Credits: f.
Description: xiii, 712 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Hugh Larkin's Ireland --
The shipping of Ireland, and the exile of chains --
Assigning Ireland --
The limits of location --Ireland and the Whitby women --
The lass from the female factory --
Ireland young and old --
A fond farewell to the white potatoes --
A thousand farewells to you, island of St Patrick --
Fiasco and noble gesture : the rebellion of young Ireland --
Young Ireland on trial --
Shipping young Ireland --
By order of great Denison --
Young Ireland and the profane colonists --
Locked within the pyramid --
The skeleton at the feast --
Young Ireland and the isms of Yankeedom --
Ireland and the bloody arena --
Faugh-a-ballagh --
The Chickahominy steeplechase --
Woefully cut up --
Let me have Idaho --
Glorio, glorio, to the bold Fenian men --
Re-making Montana, violating Canada --
Fenians transported --
The Fenians of the desert coast --
Fenians at large --
Home rule and dynamite --
The Fenian whaler --
Perth Regatta Day --
Republican Christ.
Responsibility: Thomas Keneally.
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"In the nineteenth century, Ireland lost half of its population to famine, emigration to the United States and Canada, and the forced transportation of convicts to Australia. The forebears of Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler's List, were victims of that tragedy, and in The Great Shame Keneally has written the full story of the Irish diaspora with the narrative grip and flair of a novel. Based on unique research among little-known sources, this book surveys eighty years of Irish history through the eyes of political prisoners - including Keneally's ancestors - who left Ireland in chains and eventually found glory, in one form or another, in Australia and America."--BOOK JACKET.

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