The Great Shame, Paperback



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
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780749386047



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