A customs official and distiller in Galway whose sons emigrated to America in 1821, Henry Stratford Persse's letters provide a striking account of Galway life, Irish misgovernment and American democracy during the first quarter of the nineteenth century.
About the Author
David Fitzpatrick is Associate Professor of Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin. His books include "Oceans of Consolation: Personal Accounts of Migration to Australia" and "Politics and Irish Life, 1913-1921: Provincial Experience of War and Revolution". He is also the series editor for Irish Narratives, all published by Cork University Press.