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Emigrants and exiles : Ireland and the Irish exodus to North America

Author: Kerby A Miller
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
Series: Martha Neely Collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains the reasons for the large Irish emigration, and examines the problems they faced adjusting to new lives in the United States.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Kerby A.
Emigrants and exiles.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)558756421
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kerby A Miller
ISBN: 0195035941 9780195035940 0195051874 9780195051872
OCLC Number: 11814397
Description: xii, 684 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The making if the emigrants' Ireland. Conquest: exiles in Erin ; Change: Ireland before the Great Famine ; Continuity: the culture of exile --
2. The patterns of the Irish emigration, 1607-1921. Settlers, servants, and slaves: Irish emigration before the American Revolution --
Liberty, intolerance, and profit: Irish emigration, 1783-1814 --
From "emigrants" to "exiles": the pre-famine exodus, 1815-1844 --
"Revenge for Skibbereen": the Great Famine and Irish emigration, 1845-1855 --
The last "exiles": Ireland and post-famine emigration, 1856-1921.
Series Title: Martha Neely Collection.
Responsibility: Kerby A. Miller.
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Covering the massive emigration of some 7 million people from Ireland to the USA between 1660 and the 1900s, this focuses on the thought and behaviour of the "ordinary" Irish emigrants, Catholic and  Read more...

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Kerby Miller has written what is likely to remain for some time the standard work on Irish emigration to the United States. His book is a prime example of the detailed, myth-shattering Irish Read more...

 
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