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" In early April of 1888, sixteen-year-old Mary Ann Donovan stood alone on the quays of Queenstown in county Cork waiting to board a ship for Boston in far-off America. She was but one of almost 700,000 young, usually unmarried women, traveling alone, who left their homes in Ireland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in a move unprecedented in the annals of European emigration. Using a wide variety of sources -- many of which appear here for the first time -- including personal reminiscences, interviews, oral histories, letter, and autobiographies as well as data from Irish and American census and emigration repots, Janet Nolan makes a sustained analysis of this migration of a generation of young women that puts a new light on Irish social and economic history. By the late nineteenth century changes in Irish life combined to make many young women unneeded in their households and communities; rather than accept a marginal existence, they elected to seek a better life in a new world, often with the encouragement and help of a female relative who had already emigrated. Mary Ann Donovan's journey was representative of thousands of journeys made by Irish women who could truly claim that they had seized control over their lives, by themselves, alone. This book tells their story.
"Provides a stimulating thesis and a wealth of information about the pre-immigration background of an important group of women." -- American Historical Review
"Not only provides a thorough and careful discussion of why some women migrated from Ireland between 1885-1920, but also offers a socioeconomic history of Ireland that stretches across much of the 19th century." -- Choice
Titel: Ourselves Alone: Women's Emigration from ...
Verlag: The University Press of Kentucky
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Univ Pr of Kentucky, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., 1989. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. former owner name and date in red ink on front endpaper otherwise contents fine - clean and unmarked, light rubbing, edgewear and tape one inch tear along bottom of dust jacket. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 21884
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Kentucky, 1989. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0813116848
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808131168462.0
Buchbeschreibung The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington KY, 1989. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition. Hardcover in full green cloth with DJ. Condition new, square tight and crisp book, no edgewear. DJ near fine, bright and shiny with one csmall closed tear at rear panel and very slight creases at rear panel. Not clipped. 8vo, XII + 134 pages. No markings of any kind, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages. Not a reminder. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 009307
Buchbeschreibung The University Press of Kentuc, 1989. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020813116848
Buchbeschreibung The University Press of Kentucky, 1989. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0813116848
Buchbeschreibung The University Press of Kentuc, 1989. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010813116848
Buchbeschreibung The University Press of Kentuc, 1989. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110813116848