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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 752 pages, illustrations facsimiles, maps, portraits
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/10/1999
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780749386047