The Great Famine and the Irish Diaspora in America by Arthur Gribben
- Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press; Not Indicated edition (February 16, 1999)
- Language: English ISBN-10:
- Paperback: 280 pages
- ISBN-10: 1558491732 ISBN-13:
Between 1845 and 1855, nearly 1.5 million Irish women, men, and children sailed to America to escape the Great Famine, triggered by successive years of potato blight. The famine and resulting emigration had a profound impact not only on the history of Ireland, but on that of England and North America as well. This volume of original essays commemorates the 150th anniversary of these epochal events and sheds new light on both the consequences of the famine and experience of the Irish in America.
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