This volume of essays is based upon papers that were delivered at Quinnipiac University's Great Hunger Conference in September 2000. It considers the Great Hunger both as a historical moment that had a devastating and enduring impact on Ireland, and as a social, political, and demographic process that shaped the culture and people of both Ireland and North America.
David A. Valone has served as an Assistant Professor of history and is Director of freshman academic programs at Quinnipiac University. He has authored works on the educational, linguistic and medical history of Britain, Ireland, and the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Christine Kinealy is a reader in history at the University of Central Lancaster. She is the author and co-author of several books on the Great Hunger, including This Great Calamity: The Irish Famine 1845-1852 and A Death-Dealing Famine: The Great Hunger in Ireland.
Chapter 1 List of Table and Figures Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 Silence: Chapter 6 Famine Lifelines: The Transatlantic Letters of James Prendergast Chapter 7 The "Unborn and Unburied Dead:" The Rhetoric of Ireland's An Gort Mor Chapter 8 Irish Immigrants and African Americans: Tangled Roots Chapter 9 An Agenda for Researching the Famine Experience of Kilglass Parish, County Roscommon Chapter 10 W.B. Yeats's Politics of Proximity: or the Famine's Absence in Yeats's Poetry Chapter 11 Silent Hunger: The Psychological Impact of the Great Hunger Chapter 12 Memory: Chapter 13 Seamus Heaney's "At a Potato Digging" Revisited Chapter 14 Easing Integration: The Impact of the Great Famine on the American South Chapter 15 Performing the Famine: A Look at Contemporary Irish Dramatists Chapter 16 The Great Hunger: Act of God or Acts of Man? Chapter 17 "I will sone be home:" Maggie Maher, Emily Dickinson, and an Irish Trunk Full of Poems Chapter 18 Commemoration: Chapter 19 Famine Commemorations: Visual Dialogues, Visual Silences Chapter 20 Le Memorial: An Irish Memorial at Grosse Ile in Quebec Chapter 21 (De)Constructing the Irish Famine Memorial in Contemporary Quebec Chapter 22 Reflections on the Grosse Ile Memorial in Contemporary Quebec: A Response Chapter 23 The MacGilligan Family and the Great Hunger: Collaborative Strategies in an Irish History Course Chapter 24 Designing the New York State Great Irish Famine Curriculum Guide Chapter 25 List of Contributors
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