The Great Shame

The Great Shame

And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-speaking World

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
Provides an incisive analysis of the influence the Irish had on the world in the nineteenth century, when Ireland lost half of its population, to famine, emigration, and transportation to Australia. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, 1999
Edition: 1st ed. in the U.S.A
ISBN: 9780385476973
Branch Call Number: 304.8 KEN
Characteristics: xiii, 712 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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