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The Resource Ballykilcline rising : from famine Ireland to immigrant America, Mary Lee Dunn

Ballykilcline rising : from famine Ireland to immigrant America, Mary Lee Dunn

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Ballykilcline rising : from famine Ireland to immigrant America
Title
Ballykilcline rising
Title remainder
from famine Ireland to immigrant America
Statement of responsibility
Mary Lee Dunn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1847, in the third year of Ireland's Great Famine and the thirteenth year of their rent strike against the Crown, hundreds of tenant farmers in Ballykilcline, County Roscommon, were evicted by the Queen's agents and shipped to New York. Mary Lee Dunn tells their story in this meticulously researched book. Using numerous Irish and U.S. sources and with descendants' help, she traces dozens of the evictees to Rutland, Vermont, as railroads and marble quarries transformed the local economy. She follows the immigrants up to 1870 and learns not only what happened to them but also what light American experience and records cast on their Irish "rebellion."
  • Dunn begins with Ireland's pre-Famine social and political landscape as context for the Ballykilcline strike. The tenants had rented earlier from the Mahons of Strokestown, whose former property now houses Ireland's Famine Museum. In 1847, landlord Denis Mahon evicted and sent nearly a thousand tenants to Quebec, where half died before or just after reaching the Grosse Ile quarantine station. Mahon was gunned down months later. His murder provoked an international controversy involving the Vatican. An early suspect in the case was a man from Ballykilcline
  • In the United States, many of the immigrants resettled in clusters in several locations, including Vermont, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, and New York. In Vermont they found jobs in the marble quarries, but some of them lost their homes again in quarry labor actions after 1859. Others prospered in their new lives. A number of Ballykilcline families who stopped in Rutland later moved west; one had a son kidnapped by Indians in Minnesota. Readers who have Irish Famine roots will gain a sense of their own "back story" from this account of Ireland and the native Irish, and scholars in the field of immigration studies will find it particularly useful."--pub. desc
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunn, Mary Lee
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Irish Americans
  • Rutland (Vt.)
  • Quarries and quarrying
  • Ballykilcline (Ireland)
  • Rent strikes
  • Famines
  • Ireland
  • United States
Label
Ballykilcline rising : from famine Ireland to immigrant America, Mary Lee Dunn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Story of Ballykilcline -- 2. Shifting Ground in Roscommon -- 3. Resettling in Rutland -- 4. To Battle with a "Two-Edged Sword" -- 5. Family Paths -- 6. Quarry Actions -- Striking Again -- 7. Still Standing in the Gale -- 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
Control code
6131446
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 218 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9781558496590
Lccn
2008014264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Ballykilcline rising : from famine Ireland to immigrant America, Mary Lee Dunn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Story of Ballykilcline -- 2. Shifting Ground in Roscommon -- 3. Resettling in Rutland -- 4. To Battle with a "Two-Edged Sword" -- 5. Family Paths -- 6. Quarry Actions -- Striking Again -- 7. Still Standing in the Gale -- 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
Control code
6131446
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 218 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9781558496590
Lccn
2008014264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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