History Books

Laxton, Edward: The Famine Ships - the Irish exodus to America 1846-51 (15508)

Bloomsbury 1997
8vo paperback 250 pages F+ 215 gms
(Order reference 15508)

Between 1846 and 1851 more than a million Irish people - the famine emigrants - sailed to America. This is the story of determination of those who crossed the Atlantic in leaky, overcrowded sailing ships and made new lives in America - among them William Ford, father of Henry Ford, and 26-year-old Patrick Kennedy, great-grandfather of John F Kennedy.