The Great Shame

La description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Thomas Keneally
Format
Paperback | 784 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 40mm | 583g
Publication date
07 Oct 1999
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Imprint
VINTAGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
illustrations facsimiles, maps, portraits
ISBN10
0749386045
ISBN13
9780749386047
Bestsellers rank
210,401