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The famine ships

the Irish exodus to America, 1846-51

by Edward Laxton

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  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Bloomsbury in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ireland,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Irish Americans -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Immigrants -- United States -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Famines -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Ocean travel -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852.,
    • United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementEdward Laxton.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE184.I6 L39 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 250 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages250
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL296222M
      ISBN 100747525358
      LC Control Number97202349

      Between and , more than one-million people -- the potato famine emigrants-- sailed from Ireland to , 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 . More than 5, ships would leave Ireland during the famine era, carrying passengers who were fleeing utter destitution in their home Jamestown was the first to Author: Stephen Puleo.

      Between and , more 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 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 /5(3). has been informing visitors about topics such as Irish Immigration Records, Ship Passenger Arrival Records and Free Immigration Records. Join thousands of satisfied visitors who discovered Search Immigration Records, Irish Genealogy Records and Free Birth Records.

      Remembering the 4, Irish Famine orphans shipped to Australia After brutal conditions in the workhouses, life on board was a significant improvement Thu, .   Between and , more 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 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 Brand: Henry Holt And Co.


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The famine ships by Edward Laxton Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Famine Ships is a fascinating read and a detailed look into the ships and sailings that took place during the Irish Potato Famine. I was a bit concerned that it might be too technical to be readable, but Laxton does a great job of keeping the reader interested/5(36).

Between andmore 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 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 Cited by: Between andmore 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 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 /5(49).

Between andmore 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 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 Brand: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.

Dunbrody Famine Ship is one of the premier tourist attractions in the South East of Ireland. Centred on an authentic reproduction of an ’s emigrant vessel, it provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience. Incorporating guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions of the highest quality, ‘The.

The book is highly recommended to those who wish to truly understand what their Irish ancestors endured when they left Ireland on one of the coffin ships during the famine. The full text is available free on Google Books.

Here are two extracts. In his new book "Voyage of Mercy," Stephen Puleo charts the incredible journey of the USS Jamestown, the first US ship to deliver relief to a famine-stricken : Niall O'dowd.

From tofamine ships brought 2 million Irish emigrants to ports in Boston, New York and Canada. They were fleeing the starvation and disease caused by the potato crop failure.

But the famine ships carried their own dangers. Sharks were said to follow them because so many bodies were thrown overboard. An Irish [ ].

Between and more than a million Irish people, the famine claimed a million lives. The Famine Ships tells the sory of the courage and determination of those who crossed the Atlantic in leaky, overcrowded saiilng ships and made new lives for themselves, among them William Ford, father of Henry Ford, and twenty-six-year-old Patrick Kennedy, Author: Edward Laxton.

The Famine Ships book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Between and more than a million Irish people, the famine claime /5. Between andmore 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 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 Cited by: “A splendid book, written in a fresh and accessible way, which will grip anyone with the most superficial interest in the Famine years.” —Irish Times “Fascinating finally draws attention to the people and the ships that defined a moment in Irish and American history.”Library Journal.

The light-handed regulations of the Steerage Act left the door open for the so-called “coffin ships” or “famine ships” of the late s that. “The Famine Ships” concentrates on the flight of the peasantry once the famine struck. For all the complexities of assigning blame, the period produced more than its share of moral criminals.

Hannah was a brig, launched at Norton, New Brunswick, Canada in She transported emigrants to Canada during the Irish is known for the terrible circumstances of her shipwreck, in which the captain and two officers left the sinking ship aboard the only lifeboat, leaving passengers and the rest of the crew to fend for r: Built in Norton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Between andmore 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 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 2/5(1).

Coffin Ships: Part 5 of 8 at The History Place. Coffin Ships. During the Famine period, an estimated half-million Irish were evicted from their cottages.

Unscrupulous landlords used two methods to remove their penniless tenants. The first involved applying for a legal judgment against the male head of a family owing back-rent. During the Great Famine, many Irish people left the country on a journey to search for a better life.

In this lesson, you will learn about coffin ships and their importance to Irish emigrants. In the midth century, more than a million Irish fled the potato famine in search of a better life. But the fate they met aboard so-called "coffin ships" headed to.

The Voyage On board the Dunbrody Famine Ship. Once on board The Dunbrody, your tour-guide will reveal to you the realities of life on the notorious ‘Coffin Ships’.

Lasting up to six weeks, the Atlantic crossing was a terrible trial for those brave, or desperate, enough to attempt it. The Irish Potato Famine, also known as the Great Hunger, began in when a fungus-like organism called Phytophthora infestans (or P. infestans) spread rapidly throughout Ireland.

Before it.The Famine Ships is his second book. He lives in England. From AudioFile: England's attempts to subdue its island neighbor are a sorry tale at best, but no invasion or repression could have done the incredible damage of the potato blight/5().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 the number of emigrants in that year. However, if one reads newspapers of the day other facts soon come to light.