Download e-book for kindle: Atlantic Canada's Irish Immigrants: A Fish and Timber Story by Lucille H. Campey

By Lucille H. Campey

ISBN-10: 1459730232

ISBN-13: 9781459730236

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

In this significant research, Lucille Campey lines the relocation of round 90 thousand Irish humans to their new houses in Atlantic Canada. She shatters the common false impression that the exodus was once essentially pushed by way of dire occasions in eire. The Irish immigration saga isn't completely approximately what occurred in the course of the nice Potato Famine of the 1840s; it all started a century earlier.

Although they confronted nice privations and needed to conquer many hindrances, the Irish actively sought the higher existence that Atlantic Canada provided. faraway from being helpless exiles missing in ambition who went lemming-like to anyplace they have been advised to move, the Irish grabbed their possibilities and prospered of their new home.

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

This is vital interpreting for an individual wishing to appreciate the heritage of the Irish exodus to North the USA and offers a mine of knowledge worthy to family members historians.

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