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The Great Shame - Thomas Keneally

Paperback Published: 7th October 1999
ISBN: 9780749386047
Number Of Pages: 784

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In the 19th century the Irish population was halved. This masterly book traces the three causes of this depletion; first the manine, second the Irish diaspora and the emigrations to places such as America and Canada and thridly the transportations of political activists to Australia. It is a quest for Keneally's Irish ancestors. Based on unique research among little-used sources, the characters and their stories come brilliantly to life; this is an important book in which the main political themes are fascinatingly explored. It also contains a remarkable collection of photographs and documents.

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"Keneally's history of Irish emigration is a lucid, elegant and ambitious book with an epic narrative sweep" * Observer *

ISBN: 9780749386047
ISBN-10: 0749386045
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 784
Published: 7th October 1999
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.58