The Great Shame (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Great Shame A new non-fiction book recounting the 19th century history of Ireland. The book traces the three causes of the halving of the Irish population in that century: the famine, the Irish emigrations to American and Canada, and the transportation of political activitists to Australia. It is a quest for the author's Irish ancestors.
- Published: 07 October 1999
- Format: Paperback 752 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780749386047 ISBN 10: 0749386045
- Sales rank: 137,817
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Full description for The Great Shame
In the 19th century the Irish population was halved. This masterly book traces the three causes of this depletion; first the manine, second the Irish diaspora and the emigrations to places such as America and Canada and thridly the transportations of political activists to Australia. It is a quest for Keneally's Irish ancestors. Based on unique research among little-used sources, the characters and their stories come brilliantly to life; this is an important book in which the main political themes are fascinatingly explored. It also contains a remarkable collection of photographs and documents.