The Resource Journey : an Irish-American Odyssey, Michael B. Melanson

Journey : an Irish-American Odyssey, Michael B. Melanson

Label
Journey : an Irish-American Odyssey
Title
Journey
Title remainder
an Irish-American Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Michael B. Melanson
Title variation
Irish-American Odyssey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Narrative nonfiction exploring Irish history, customs and traditions as told through the lives of ordinary people who lived through extraordinary times. In Part I, English subjugation, penal laws, famine, landlords, evictions, hedge schools, matchmaking and settlement of the farm are among the topics examined within the scope of four Irish families and the communities in which they lived. The Great Famine and emigration took many to Boston, where the Irish were welcomed by bigotry, fear and distrust. Relegated to the slums of Fort Hill, the North End and the waterfront, their lives were a simmering cauldron of poverty, crime and disease. Community was the key to success for those who circumvented the city and formed a new Irish townland in Newton, Massachusetts. In solidarity, they financed and welcomed friends and family from home, started businesses, purchased land, built homes and established their own churches. Through naturalization, they proudly became Irish-Americans and gained the political clout none could have imagined in their homeland. Part II chronicles the authors search for his own Irish roots. From family folklore to documented, historical evidence, the story of an Irish-American family unfolds. In honor of his Irish grandfather, he, his mother, aunt and cousin journey to Ireland to find the places and people their family left behind"--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
GES
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.I6
LC item number
M45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Journey : an Irish-American Odyssey, Michael B. Melanson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-601) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn965800712
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
634 pages
Isbn
9780975260920
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016903694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
974.40049162 M48 ; GE-G ; GE1703-17C pav.
System control number
(OCoLC)965800712

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