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Flight from Famine The Coming of the Irish to Canada

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ISBN-10: 1554884187

ISBN-13: 9781554884186

Edition: 2009

Authors: Donald MacKay

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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 3/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Born in Nova Scotia, Donald MacKay went to sea near the end of the Second World War. After the war he pursued a career as a journalist based in London, Lisbon, Munich and Montreal. In his fifties he turned to writing non-fiction books on such topics as lumberjacks and Scottish ad Irish immigration to North America.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Wild Geese
The Garden of Ireland
Peter Robinson
The Ballygiblins
"A Perfect Mania for Going to Canada"
"Independence and Happiness"
The World of Humphrey O'Sullivan
Cholera
"Off We Go to Miramichi"
The Green and the Orange
"Shovelling Out the Paupers"
Emigrant Ships
"The Song of the Black Potato"
Black'47
"The Fearful Mortality"
Counting the Cost
An Irishman's Canada
Epilogue
Source Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
About the Author