New PDF release: Atlantic Canada's Irish Immigrants: A Fish and Timber Story

By Lucille H. Campey

ISBN-10: 1459730232

ISBN-13: 9781459730236

A transformative paintings that explodes assumptions concerning the value of the nice Irish Potato Famine to Irish immigration.

In this significant learn, Lucille Campey strains the relocation of round 90 thousand Irish humans to their new houses in Atlantic Canada. She shatters the frequent false impression that the exodus used to be basically pushed through dire occasions in eire. The Irish immigration saga isn't completely approximately what occurred throughout the nice Potato Famine of the 1840s; it all started a century earlier.

Although they confronted nice privations and needed to triumph over many stumbling blocks, the Irish actively sought the higher lifestyles that Atlantic Canada provided. faraway from being helpless exiles missing in ambition who went lemming-like to anyplace they have been instructed to head, the Irish grabbed their possibilities and prospered of their new home.

Campey supplies those settlers a voice. utilizing wide-ranging documentary resources, she offers new insights approximately why the Irish left and considers why they selected their a variety of destinations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. She highlights how, via their talents and effort, they benefitted themselves and contributed a lot to the improvement of Atlantic Canada.

This is vital analyzing for somebody wishing to appreciate the historical past of the Irish exodus to North the US and gives a mine of knowledge valuable to relations historians.

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