Joined: 14 Jan 2005
|Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:45 am Post subject: To all interested in the Ballykilcline Story
|To Friends on the L-R board and anyone interested in the Ballykilcline story,
My book about the Ballykilcline rent strike (1835-1848) and the fates and fortunes of the evicted strikers in the United States (up to 1870) will be published by the University of Massachusetts Press in July. Its title is, Ballykilcline Rising / From Famine Ireland to Immigrant America. It is listed now on Amazon but you can read a fuller description of it here:
Since some of you helped in various ways, I thought you might like to know that it finally is making it to bookshelves. The story draws on history, genealogy, and social sciences to produce the picture that it presents of the people's lives on both sides of the Atlantic. It also draws on the knowledge of members of the Ballykilcline Society, and other research communities, who have generously shared what they know so we all can learn more.
Many thanks to Ed Finn, who gave special help, and to all who contribute to this board. I will be very interested to read any posts you care to make here or to me directly. And, of course, the search for the rest of the evictees and their story continues.
Mary Lee Dunn