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The Resource Compassionate stranger : Asenath Nicholson and the great Irish famine, Maureen O'Rourke Murphy

Compassionate stranger : Asenath Nicholson and the great Irish famine, Maureen O'Rourke Murphy

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Compassionate stranger : Asenath Nicholson and the great Irish famine
Title
Compassionate stranger
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Asenath Nicholson and the great Irish famine
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Maureen O'Rourke Murphy
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eng
Summary
The first biography of Asenath Nicholson, Compassionate Stranger recovers the largely forgotten history of an extraordinary woman. Trained as a school teacher, Nicholson was involved in the abolitionist, temperance, and diet reforms of the day before she left New York in 1844 "to personally investigate the condition of the Irish poor." She walked alone throughout nearly every county in Ireland and reported on conditions in rural Ireland on the eve of the Great Irish Famine. She published Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger, an account of her travels in 1847. She returned to Ireland in December 1846 to do what she could to relieve famine suffering-first in Dublin and then in the winter of 1847-48 in the west of Ireland where the suffering was greatest. Nicholson's precise, detailed diaries and correspondence reveal haunting insights into the desperation of victims of the Famine and the negligence and greed of those who added to the suffering. Her account of the Great Irish Famine, Annals of the Famine in Ireland in 1847, 1848 and 1849, is both a record of her work and an indictment of official policies toward the poor: land, employment, famine relief. In addition to telling Nicholson's story, from her early life in Vermont and upstate New York to her better-known work in Ireland, Murphy puts Nicholson's own writings and other historical documents in conversation. This not only contextualizes Nicholson's life and work, but it also supplements the impersonal official records with Nicholson's more compassionate and impassioned accounts of the Irish poor
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individual biography
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • bibliography
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Irish studies
Compassionate stranger : Asenath Nicholson and the great Irish famine, Maureen O'Rourke Murphy
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Compassionate stranger : Asenath Nicholson and the great Irish famine, Maureen O'Rourke Murphy
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1ht4wq3
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Pages:1 to 25; Pages:26 to 50; Pages:51 to 75; Pages:76 to 100; Pages:101 to 125; Pages:126 to 150; Pages:151 to 175; Pages:176 to 200; Pages:201 to 225; Pages:226 to 250; Pages:251 to 275; Pages:276 to 300; Pages:301 to 325; Pages:326 to 350; Pages:351 to 375; Pages:376 to 400
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First edition.
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9780815652892
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