Understanding Our Identity

America is a nation of immigrants — always has been and continues to be. Helping us understand our identity are the many immigration/heritage museums which tell the stories of our ancestors.

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Quinnipiac puts Great Hunger records online

In 2012 Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, opened Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum. This week the museum launched a free, online database of 1500 articles and illustrations relating to the devastating famine of 1845-1852.

Excerpts of illustrated newspapers including The Illustrated London News, Punch, The Pictorial Times, and The Graphic are available for research. The newspapers […]

‘The Atlas of the Great Irish Famine’

I’m intrigued about a new book, The Atlas of the Great Irish Famine. The book was edited by John Crowley, William J. Smyth, and Mike Murphy of the Geography Department, University College, Cork.

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