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Exiles and Islanders : The Irish Settlers of Prince Edward Island - Brendan O'Grady

Exiles and Islanders

The Irish Settlers of Prince Edward Island

Paperback Published: 17th August 2004
ISBN: 9780773527683
Number Of Pages: 360

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Exiles and Islanders describes Irish settlement in Prince Edward Island from 1763 to 1880. By tracing the history of these early settlers, Brendan O'Grady demolishes the myth that the Island's Irish settlers were largely refugees from the Great Potato Famine. Using a wide variety of sources, including folklore, newspaper reports, personal interviews, letters, shipping records, and historical data, O'Grady goes beyond mere statistics. We learn about settlers' hometowns in Ireland, why they left, when and how they came to Prince Edward Island, where they settled, and how they adapted to living in PEI.

Illustrationsp. xi
Mapsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Prologuep. 3
The Legacy of New Irelandp. 7
Less-Travelled Roadsp. 27
The Meeting of the Watersp. 49
An Irish Principalityp. 71
Kings County's Irish Domainp. 94
County Monaghan before the Emigration to Prince Edward Islandp. 117
The Monaghan Settlers: A People Set Apartp. 141
The Crown and the Harpp. 174
Storm over Belfast: An Irish Retrospectivep. 203
An Island of Destinyp. 231
Epiloguep. 255
Notesp. 259
Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9780773527683
ISBN-10: 0773527680
Series: McGill-Queen's Studies in Ethnic History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 17th August 2004
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 18.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.51