Atlantic Canada's Irish Immigrants: A Fish and Timber Story by Lucille H. Campey

By Lucille H. Campey

A transformative paintings that explodes assumptions in regards to the value of the good Irish Potato Famine to Irish immigration.

In this significant examine, Lucille Campey lines the relocation of round 90 thousand Irish humans to their new houses in Atlantic Canada. She shatters the common false impression that the exodus was once basically pushed via dire occasions in eire. The Irish immigration saga isn't really exclusively approximately what occurred through the nice Potato Famine of the 1840s; it all started a century earlier.

Although they confronted nice privations and needed to triumph over many hindrances, the Irish actively sought the higher existence that Atlantic Canada provided. faraway from being helpless exiles missing in ambition who went lemming-like to at any place they have been advised to head, the Irish grabbed their possibilities and prospered of their new home.

Campey provides those settlers a voice. utilizing wide-ranging documentary resources, she presents new insights approximately why the Irish left and considers why they selected their numerous destinations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. She highlights how, via their talents and effort, they benefitted themselves and contributed a lot to the advance of Atlantic Canada.

This is vital interpreting for somebody wishing to appreciate the historical past of the Irish exodus to North the USA and gives a mine of knowledge invaluable to family members historians.

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