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.


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.