Robert Whyte's 1847 Famine Ship Diary

The Journey of an Irish Coffin Ship

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Author: Robert Whyte

Publisher: Mercier Press Ltd

ISBN: 1856350916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

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The voyage of the 'coffin ship' Ajax, from Dublin to Grosse Île, the Canadian quarantine station as described in the contemporary diary of one of the passengers, Robert Whyte. Whyte was a Protestant gentleman of education and position, as well as being a professional writer who intended to publish his diary. The diary appeared in 1848. It is signed in the author's own handwriting and features vivid descriptions of the spectacular scenery along the way and the striking delineations of the passengers, the crew and the suffering travellers.

The History of the Irish Famine

Irish Famine Migration Narratives: Eyewitness Testimonies

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Author: Jason King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315513676

Category: History

Page: 268

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The Great Irish Famine remains one of the most lethal famines in modern world history and a watershed moment in the development of modern Ireland – socially, politically, demographically and culturally. In the space of only four years, Ireland lost twenty-five per cent of its population as a consequence of starvation, disease and large-scale emigration. Certain aspects of the Famine remain contested and controversial, for example the issue of the British government’s culpability, proselytism, and the reception of emigrants. However, recent historiographical focus on this famine has overshadowed the impact of other periods of subsistence crisis, both before 1845 and after 1852. This volume examines how the failure of the potato crop in the late 1840s led to the mass exodus of 2.1 million people between 1845 and 1855. They left for destinations as close as Britain and as far as the United States, Canada and Australia, and heralded an era of mass migration which saw another 4.5 million leave for foreign destinations over the next half-century.

Irish Global Migration and Memory

Transatlantic Perspectives of Ireland's Famine Exodus

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Author: Marguerite Corporaal,Jason King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315530791

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 148

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Irish Global Migration and Memory: Transnational Perspectives of Ireland’s Famine Exodus brings together leading scholars in the field who examine the experiences and recollections of Irish emigrants who fled from their famine-stricken homeland in the mid-nineteenth century. The book breaks new ground in its comparative, transnational approach and singular focus on the dynamics of cultural remembrance of one migrant group, the Famine Irish and their descendants, in multiple Atlantic and Pacific settings. Its authors comparatively examine the collective experiences of the Famine Irish in terms of their community and institution building; cultural, ethnic, and racial encounters with members of other groups; and especially their patterns of mass-migration, integration, and remembrance of their traumatic upheaval by their descendants and host societies. The disruptive impact of their mass-arrival had reverberations around the Atlantic world. As an early refugee movement, migrant community, and ethnic minority, Irish Famine emigrants experienced and were recollected to have faced many of the challenges that confronted later immigrant groups in their destinations of settlement. This book is especially topical and will be of interest not only to Irish, migration, and refugee scholars, but also the general public and all who seek to gain insight into one of Europe’s foundational moments of forced migration that prefigures its current refugee crisis. This book was originally published as a special issue of Atlantic Studies: Global Currents.

Famine Irish and the American Racial State

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Author: Peter D. O'Neill

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131539345X

Category: History

Page: 294

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Accounts of Irish racialization in the United States have tended to stress Irish difference. Famine Irish and the American Racial State takes a different stance. This interdisciplinary, transnational work uses an array of cultural artifacts, including novels, plays, songs, cartoons, government reports, laws, sermons, memoirs, and how-to manuals, to make its case. It challenges the claim that the Irish "became white" in the United States, showing that the claim fails to take into full account the legal position of the Irish in the nineteenth-century US state – a state that deemed the Irish "white" upon arrival. The Irish thus not only fitted into the US racial state; they helped to form it. Till now, little heed has been paid to the state’s role in the Americanization of the Irish or to the Irish role in the development of US state institutions. Distinguishing American citizenship from American nationality, this volume journeys to California to analyze the means by which the Irish gained acceptance in both categories, at the expense of the Chinese. Along the way, it contests ideas that have taken hold within American studies. One is the notion that the Roman Catholic Church operated outside of the power structure of the nineteenth-century United States. On the contrary, Famine Irish and the American Racial State argues, the Irish-led corporate Catholic Church became deeply imbricated in US state structures. Its final chapter discusses a radical, transnational, Irish tradition that offers a glimpse at a postnational future.

All Standing

The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, The Legendary Irish Famine Ship

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Author: Kathryn Miles

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451610130

Category: History

Page: 238

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The story of an infant born at sea highlights the efforts of crewpeople and passengers to secure the survival of Irish citizens fleeing from the potato famine through acts of heroism and human decency.

Jane Eyre

Roman

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Author: Charlotte Brontë

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458357551

Category:

Page: 591

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Saothar

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ireland

Page: N.A

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Irische Geschichte für Dummies

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Author: Mike Cronin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527810048

Category: History

Page: 416

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Die Iren erzählen gerne Geschichten; ihre Geschichte ist es auch wert, erzählt zu werden. Mythische Könige, Invasoren und Missionare: Auf der Insel ging es schon früh hoch her. Später kamen die Engländer, der lange Kampf der Iren gegen die Invasoren, Hunger, Auswanderung, Freiheit und Teilung. Mike Cronin hilft Ihnen, den Irlandkonflikt zu verstehen und berichtet vom Werden und Wirken großer Iren.

Borstal Boy

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Author: Brendan Behan

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462318918

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Eine echte Wiederentdeckung: Der Klassiker von Brendan Behan. Der junge Ire Brendan wird mit 16 Jahren festgenommen, weil er im Dienste der IRA die Docks in Liverpool in die Luft jagen wollte. Im »Borstal«, der Besserungsanstalt, angekommen, lernt er nicht nur den rauen Gefängnisalltag kennen, sondern unerwartet auch Freundschaft, Zuneigung und Solidarität zwischen Iren und Engländern in der Zeit der Troubles. In Irland wegen seiner freimütigen Darstellung von Homosexualität und unverhohlener Kritik an der katholischen Kirche zunächst verboten, gilt »Borstal Boy« heute als Klassiker der irischen Literatur. Poetisch, großherzig und mit widerspenstigem Humor – ein unvergessliches Buch!

Natur heilt

(Natura sanat non medicus) ; psychologische Essays

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Author: Paul Goodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783926176172

Category:

Page: 298

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Die Schwanendiebe

Roman

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Author: Elizabeth Kostova

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492977456

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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Der Psychiater Andrew Marlow behauptet, selbst die Steine zum Sprechen zu bringen. Doch sein neuer Patient, der Maler Robert Oliver erschüttert sein Selbstverständnis. Oliver zerstörte in rasender Wut ein berühmtes Gemälde in der National Gallery of Arts und wird so zu Marlows Patient. Oliver verweigert jegliche Kooperation und so begibt sich Marlow auf eigene Faust in eine Reise in Olivers Vergangenheit. Was folgt, ist die Spurensuche einer großen, einer unglaublichen Liebesgeschichte. »Elizabeth Kostova erzählt von Irrsinn und Leidenschaft - in der Kunst wie im Leben.« Freundin

Religion und kulturelles Gedächtnis

zehn Studien

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Author: Jan Assmann

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406565908

Category: Memory

Page: 256

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Through a commanding view extending over 5,000 years, Jan Assmann explores the connections between religion, culture and memory in ten essays.

Ulysses

Roman

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Author: James Joyce

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518743864

Category: Fiction

Page: 987

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Wer den großen Jahrhundertroman von James Joyce noch nicht gelesen hat, wer ihn liebt und ihn immer wieder von neuem lesen oder wer ihn an andere verschenken möchte, dem sei Ulysses jetzt in der neuen Kultausgabe zum 125. Geburtstag von James Joyce am 2. Februar 2007 empfohlen – in Halbleinen mit rotem Ringsumfarbschnitt und Schriftprägung.