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.
Series: McGill-Queen's Studies in Ethnic History
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
Weight (kg): 0.51