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Overview

How tenant farmers evicted from Ireland made a new life in the United States
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Editorial Reviews

Journal of American Ethnic History
Mary Lee Dunn published her research on the American experiences of immigrants from the Roscommon townland of Ballykilcline. Robert Scally did a terrific beautifully rendered history of the peasants from Ballykilcline, evicted from their farms and sent to America, but he left them as they sailed to New York City. Dunn picked up the complicated American side of the story in a fascinating account.
Irish Literary Supplement
Dunn has contributed a valuable, meticulously researched addition to Irish and Irish-American histories and their connections. She has set a strong example to other scholars on how to link specific places in Ireland and the United States and how numerous values and certain conduct transfer, persist, and modify across the Atlantic, an important enterprise.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558496590
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Publication date: 7/9/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,061,094
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Story of Ballykilcline 1

2 Shifting Ground in Roscommon 36

3 Resettling in Rutland 71

4 To Battle with a "Two-Edged Sword" 96

5 Family Paths 108

6 Quarry Actions - Striking Again 135

7 Still Standing in the Gale 151

Afterword 169

Appendix 171

Table 1 U.S. Census Searches for the Ballykilcline Immigrants

Table 2A A. Literacy of Ballykilcline Immigrants per U.S. Censuses

Table 2B Analysis of the Census Literacy Data

Table 3 Assets of Quarry Men Either from Ballykilcline or Married to Women from Ballykilcline

Table 4 Assets of Immigrants from Ballykilcline Who Had Become Farmers by 1870

Notes 181

Works Cited 191

Index 203

Illustrations follow page 134

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