The Famine Ships: The Irish Exodus to America

The Famine Ships The Irish Exodus to America Between and than one million people the potato famine emigrants sailed from Ireland to America Now years later The Famine Ships tells of the courage and determination of those who cro

  • Title: The Famine Ships: The Irish Exodus to America
  • Author: Edward Laxton
  • ISBN: 9780805058444
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • Between 1846 and 1851, than one million people the potato famine emigrants sailed from Ireland to America Now, 150 years later, The Famine Ships tells of the courage and determination of those who crossed the Atlantic in leaky, overcrowded sailing ships and made new lives for themselves, among them the child Henry Ford and the twenty six year old Patrick Kennedy, gBetween 1846 and 1851, than one million people the potato famine emigrants sailed from Ireland to America Now, 150 years later, The Famine Ships tells of the courage and determination of those who crossed the Atlantic in leaky, overcrowded sailing ships and made new lives for themselves, among them the child Henry Ford and the twenty six year old Patrick Kennedy, great grandfather of John F Kennedy Edward Laxton conducted five years of research in Ireland and interviewed the emigrants descents in the U.S Portraits of people, ships, and towns, as well as facsimile passenger lists and tickets, are among the fascinating memorabilia in The Famine Ships.

    Great Famine Ireland The Great Famine Irish an Gorta Mr, an g t a m o or the Great Hunger was a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between and It is sometimes referred to, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine, because about two fifths of the population was solely reliant on this cheap SHIPS Great Irish Famine Commemoration Memorial Compiled initially from article by Trevor McClaughlin, Barefoot and Pregnant Female Orphans who emigrated from Irish Workhouses to Australia, , in Familia Ulster Genealogical Review, incorporating Ulster Genealogical Historical Guild Newsletter , Vol No , pp. and updated from shipping lists in New South Wales and ORPHANS Irish Famine Memorial ORPHANS The young women who came to the Australian colonies during the Famine years of to were from workhouses in all counties throughout Ireland. BRIA The Potato Famine and Irish Immigration to CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION Bill of Rights in Action WINTER Volume , No Population Perils The Black Death A Catastrophe in Medieval Europe The Potato Famine and Irish Immigration to America The Debate Over World Population Was Malthus Right Famine Cottage Slea Head Drive The Dingle Peninsula Original Famine Cottage for public view on the Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula. Books Churchill s Shameful Role in the Bengal Famine Few statesmen of the th century have reputations as outsize as Winston Churchill s And yet his assiduously self promoted image as what the author Harold Evans called the British Lionheart on the ramparts of civilization rests primarily on his World War II rhetoric, rather than his actions as the head of a government that ruled the biggest The Great Famine History Links Links to websites on the Great Famine in Ireland. Great Famine Greece The Great Famine Greek was a period of mass starvation during the Axis occupation of Greece, during World War II . The Great Irish Potato Famine Paperback This is an account of the Great Irish Potato Famine of the late s, a famine which resulted in the death of about one million people and was also largely responsible, in conjunction with British government policies, for one of the great international human migrations of British history the mass exodus of some two million people from Emigration To North America In TheShipsList Emigration To North America In The year was a unique year for emigration Famine in Ireland leads the list of reasons for the increase in

    SHIPS Great Irish Famine Commemoration Memorial Compiled initially from article by Trevor McClaughlin, Barefoot and Pregnant Female Orphans who emigrated from Irish Workhouses to Australia, , in Familia Ulster Genealogical Review, incorporating Ulster Genealogical Historical Guild Newsletter , Vol No , pp. and updated from shipping lists in New South Wales and ORPHANS Irish Famine Memorial ORPHANS The young women who came to the Australian colonies during the Famine years of to were from workhouses in all counties throughout Ireland. BRIA The Potato Famine and Irish Immigration to CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION Bill of Rights in Action WINTER Volume , No Population Perils The Black Death A Catastrophe in Medieval Europe The Potato Famine and Irish Immigration to America The Debate Over World Population Was Malthus Right Famine Cottage Slea Head Drive The Dingle Peninsula Original Famine Cottage for public view on the Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula. Books Churchill s Shameful Role in the Bengal Famine The Ugly Briton Few statesmen of the th century have reputations as outsize as Winston Churchill s. The Great Famine History Links Links to websites on the Great Famine in Ireland. Great Famine Greece The Great Famine Greek was a period of mass starvation during the Axis occupation of Greece, during World War II . The Great Irish Potato Famine Paperback This is an account of the Great Irish Potato Famine of the late s, a famine which resulted in the death of about one million people and was also largely responsible, in conjunction with British government policies, for one of the great international human migrations of British history the mass exodus of some two million people from Emigration To North America In TheShipsList Emigration To North America In The year was a unique year for emigration Famine in Ireland leads the list of reasons for the increase in TheShipsList Passengers, Ships, Shipwrecks TheShipsList website, online since August , will help you find your ancestors on ships passenger lists.We also have immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwreck information, ship pictures, ship descriptions, shipping line fleet lists and as well as hundreds of passenger lists to Canada, USA

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    1. This isn't a book you sit down and get cozy with. It's a sad account of the horrific things that occured during the Irish Famine (or starvation, as the author points out). The things that people are willing to endure in order to escape hardship is almost as appalling as the things people are willing to do to those who are suffering those hardships.

    2. Fascinating and well written account of the Irish Famine diaspora and the sailing ships that transported the disenfranchised Irish to the New World and beyond.

    3. "There were no easy voyages for the Irish. The sea was a stranger to them, the ships were alien and, if America seemed like a dream, the Atlantic passage was all too often a nightmare." That's the short version. The rest of the book details all the things that could, and did, go wrong. In the peak years of the famine, people were so desperate to escape Ireland that any ship, whether small, old, or designed for cargo, was pressed into service, and ships sailed year round, even in the storms of wi [...]

    4. A three-star rating seems a bit stingy but anything higher would be from nothing more than sentimentality. Like anyone of Irish ancestry, I found many of the stories of the Famine emigrants truly inspiring -- but ultimately unsatisfying. Several chapters seemed to be nothing more than a rehashing of the same "things were bad in Ireland, the ships were overcrowded, it was a rough crossing" tale. The more harrowing accounts of shipboard fires, iceberg collisions, and heroic rescues were definitely [...]

    5. Written in the narrative rather than scholarly style, this book is a quick read. The first part of the book concentrates on the reasons why so many left Ireland. The exodus from Ireland had started much earlier than the imposed famine. The Irish had become tenants in their own land due to policies of the English. Catholics were forbidden to own land and those Irish that owned land had to divide it amongst all their progeny. In order to survive the Irish grew potatoes on small plots but when the [...]

    6. A helpful little book, if not especially exhaustive for use as reference material to those interested in the conditions aboard the ships ferrying immigrants during the Great Famine. It clocks in at only 250 pages, which is great for anyone in a basic run-through of the different kinds of ships involved in the exodus, the ports between which they travelled, and the practices of both the companies that owned them and the governments that oversaw them. Laxton, himself an Irishman, approaches the su [...]

    7. A real account of what it was like for immigrants to escape Ireland during the famine years. I found the book well written. It was a wonderful experience to find this book although it provided facts about a historic catastrophe. The perils of poor immigrants traveling to America on famine ships were real from the sea as well as from inadequate provisions provided on the journey. Escaping their beloved homeland meant additional risk of starvation and disease. This book will captivate your interes [...]

    8. Historicall narrative of the plight of Irish immigrants who left their family and beatiful country behind because of Irish oppression. Must read.Merged review:Historical narrative of the tragic circumstances that lead more than one million Irish to immigrate to America because of British oppression. Paints a stark picture that should make all long for a much overdue acknowledgement and apology from England to the Irish people.

    9. Between 1846 and 1851 more than 1 million people, the famine emigrants ,sailed from Ireland to America. 5 years of research were conducted before this book was written. They sailed on old, leaky, overcrowded ships, many of the ships had previously been used to transport slaves. Those years are called the famine years ,but only the the potato crops failed . Food was plentiful, beef butter cheese etc. was being exported to England, while the Irish starved.

    10. This is a nice comprehensive look at the famine. Each chapter covers a different aspect of the journey's in the ships - what happened to them in Canada, why they chose Canada and the British taxes/politics that forced them to go to Canada. So, short chapters all with tidbits of anecdotes, statistics, and historical context make for an easy and informative read.

    11. This is a superb read. Laxton, and typos can be overlooked in view of the content, has done a grand job researching the famine ships. This book is written rather well and contains relevant documents. He also includes accounts of those who were involved with the 'famine ships' (i.e. passengers, crew, survivors, victims).

    12. If you are interested in the Famine years in Ireland, or your Irish genealogy, this is a great book to get you started. There are some passenger lists, but just a handful. Great explanation of the famine (what famine?) in Ireland, ports of embarkation and ports where immigrants landed in the US. Very interesting story of the famine.

    13. I happened upon this book while roaming the outer reaches of the library with my daughter. Though the book wasn't very well written, I enjoyed reading about an era I didn't know much about. Now I know that I am glad I didn't live in Ireland during the potato famine.

    14. Oh, the tragedies of the Irish Famine years Much of this book covers the horrible conditions and perilous journeys of the emigrant ships. There is also some interesting info of life in famine Ireland, and after arrival in North America. Very sad, like a genetic-memory punch in the gut.

    15. I enjoyed this book for its stories of the flight of Irish citizens to the US and other ports during the Famine years. It shed some light as to why my g-grandfather, although he traveled after this time, might not have wanted to talk about his life prior to his arrival in this country.

    16. Good reference guide to tracing some of the people who left Ireland to come to North America. Some of the stories will leave you madder than hell and yet others will make you weep. Passenger lists there as well. Good tool for geneology.

    17. This was well-researched and informative. However, it read like a textbook and didn't capture my interest. I read it for a book club and did learn a lot, however, I wouldn't recommend it for anyone other than a history buff.

    18. My son's fourth grade class was studying the Irish potato famine and I realized I didn't know much about it. The history of how this huge tragedy came about is pretty interesting and a good lesson. It had far reaching effects both in terms of time and people.

    19. My great-grandfather came to the US just before the official date of the start of the famine. I want to read the book to understand the state of the country before the famine Do you think this book will enlighten me, Susie?Robin

    20. This was an interesting viewpoint of the Irish famine and the ships that took emigrants to America and Canada. I was particularly interested in why Canada, because when tracing our Irish roots, our ancestors had come that route.

    21. This is a good history of the plight of the Irish during the potato famine. Great details about crossing the Atlantic and treatment along the way.

    22. Skip this one. It's badly organized, chapters go in circles and many of the stories seem repetitive. A good editor could have saved this book.

    23. Doing some research for the NaNoWriMo novel I'm writing this was a great overview and introduction. It wasn't dry and obviously made an effort to make the statistics personal.

    24. Great history of the FAMINE SHIPS that the immigrants took during the potato famine. . . gruesome conditions!

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