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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
Creator
Author
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 author’s 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" -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
GES
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Melanson, Michael B
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish Americans
  • Irish Americans
  • Irish Americans
  • Irish Americans
  • Melanson, Michael B.
  • Davey family
  • Hart family
  • Mahoney family
  • McKee family
Label
Journey : an Irish-American odyssey, Michael B. Melanson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
1684388
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
634 pages
Isbn
9780975260920
Lccn
2016903694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical tables
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1684388
  • (OCoLC)965800712
Label
Journey : an Irish-American odyssey, Michael B. Melanson
Publication
Copyright
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
1684388
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
634 pages
Isbn
9780975260920
Lccn
2016903694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical tables
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1684388
  • (OCoLC)965800712

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