The crucial events in modern Irish history--the Great Famine, the 48 Rebellion, movements for Tenants' Rights and Home Rule, the Easter Rising and the War of Independence--are here related, not with the detached precision of the historian, but as they were experienced by the rural poor. In My Story, first published in 1915, well-known writer and priest Peter O'Leary recorded his observations of late 19th-century Ireland: families sustained by tiny plots of land, confrontations with landlords, and famines that drove people ...

My Story 1987, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192820532

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