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Passage to the New World : packet ships and Irish famine emigrants, 1845-1851

D. Hollett
This book examines the conditions in Ireland in the 1840's and 50's that led to the emigration of huge numbers of Irish to countries such as the United States, Canada and Australia. It also looks at the ships that they used to emigrate, the shipwrecks and disasters; the St. Lawrence River, and the Fever ships of 1847; and the prospects and pitfalls facing the emigrants on their arrival in the New World
Print Book, English, ©1995
P.M. Heaton Pub., Abergavenny, Gwent, ©1995