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Winner of the 1991 QSPELL Prize for Non-fiction One of Canada’s founding peoples, the Irish arrived in the Newfoundland fishing stations as early as the seventeenth century. By the eighteenth century they were establishing farms and settlements from Nova Scotia to the Great Lakes. Then, in the 1840s, came the failures of Ireland’s potato crop, which people in the west of Winner of the 1991 QSPELL Prize for Non-fiction One of Canada’s founding peoples, the Irish arrived in the Newfoundland fishing stations as early as the seventeenth century. By the eighteenth century they were establishing farms and settlements from Nova Scotia to the Great Lakes. Then, in the 1840s, came the failures of Ireland’s potato crop, which people in the west of Ireland had depended on for survival. "And that," wrote a Sligo countryman, "was the beginning of the great trouble and famine that destroyed Ireland." Flight from Famine is the moving account of a Victorian-era tragedy that has echoes in our own time but seems hardly credible in the light of Ireland’s modern prosperity. The famine survivors who helped build Canada in the years that followed Black ’47 provide a testament to courage, resilience, and perseverance. By the time of Confederation, the Irish population of Canada was second only to the French, and four million Canadians can claim proud Irish descent....

Title : Flight from Famine: The Coming of the Irish to Canada
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ISBN : 9781554884186
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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Flight from Famine: The Coming of the Irish to Canada Reviews

  • Holly
    2019-01-20 07:11

    Another book to add to my Great Famine library. Although primarily concerned with the Irish who immigrated to Canada it nevertheless touches on many aspects of the Famine in general to include cause, immigrant transport, and life in Ireland during the famine. I found the immigrant information most useful as it includes several waves of immigration into late 18th century. But also, as the title states, a lot of very interesting information is included about life for the Irish and their neighbors in places of settlement.