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Children and the great hunger in Ireland /

edited by Christine Kinealy, Jason King, Gerard Moran.
Contributors: Kinealy, Christine, editor.
Summary:In any sustained period of food shortages, hunger and famine, children are one of the most vulnerable groups in terms of disease and mortality. The Great Hunger that occurred in Ireland between 1845 and 1852 is no exception. This book explores the impact of the Famine on children and young adults through a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including literature, history, visual representations, folklore, and folk-memory. -- Publisher description.
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: Hamden, CT : Quinnipiac University Press, [2018]
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.

Physical description: xxxiii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Table of Contents:
Foreword: the great silence /Marita Conlon-McKenna
Introduction: walking skeletons of death /Christine Kinealy, Jason King and Gerard Moran
Attenuated apparitions of humanity: the innocent casualties of the Great Hunger /Christine Kinealy
"Suffer little children": life in the workhouse during the famine /Gerard Moran
Grim scars of the Great Hunger: orphaned and abandoned children in the workhouses during the 1850s and 1860s /Simon Gallaher
"Wretched in the extreme": investigating child experiences of the Great Hunger through bioarchaeology /Jonny Geber
Rethinking the Irish famine orphans of Quebec, 1847-1848 /Mark G. McGowan
Finding a voice: Irish famine orphan Robert Walsh's search for his younger sister /Jason King
Not standing idly by: educating famine orphans at the emigrant orphan asylum in Saint John, New Brunswick, 1847 to 1849
Reading the great hunger?: in search of Mary Anne Sadlier's young audience /Stephen Butler
"A Thig a Thoo Gaeilge?": famine immigrants' Irish words remembered by their children /E. Moore Quinn
Children and local memories of the Great Hunger 90 years on: stories from the Irish Folklore Commission's "Schools' Collection" (1937-1938) /Salvador Ryan
Creating the great Irish famine curriculum in New York /Maurenn Murphy
Shamrocks, hawthorn trees, and black potatoes: writing for children and young adults about Ireland's Great Hunger /Robert A. Young Jr.
What a writer seeks in history: in search of a voice /Michael Collins
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