Select Bibliography: Primary, Secondary and Hypertext Sources

Primary Texts

Bennett, William. Narrative of a Recent Journey of Six Weeks in Ireland. London: C. Gilpin, 1847, 25-9.

Colman,Henry. "Letter manuscript: London, to Luther Tucker, Albany, N.Y., 1846 September 18." Special Collections, Alderman Library, University of Virginia.

Hughes, John. A Lecture on the Antecedent Cause of the Irish Famine in 1847; delivered under the auspices of the General Committee for the Relief of the Suffering Poor of Ireland, at the Broadway Tabernacle, March 20th, 1847. New York: Edward Dunigan, 1847. Alderman Library Microfiche.

Keegan, Gerald. Famine Diary: Journey to a New World. Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 1991.

Sadlier, Mary Anne. Bessy Conway; or, The Irish Girl in America New York: D. & J. Sadlier, 1861.

Somerville, Alexander. Letters from Ireland during the Famine of 1847. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1994.

Whyte, Robert. Robert Whyte's 1847 Famine Ship Diary: the Journey of an Irish Coffin Ship. Dublin: Mercier Press, 1994.

Secondary Texts

Bourke, Austin. The Visitation of God?:  The Potato and the Great
	Irish Famine.  Dublin: Lilliput Press, 1993. 
Daly, Mary E.   The Famine in Ireland. Dundalk: Dundalgan,
Famine: The Irish Experience, 900-1900. Edinburgh: J.
	Donald, 1989. 
Hadfield, Andrew and John McVeagh.   Strangers to that Land: British
	Perceptions of Ireland from the Reformation to the Famine.
	Gerrards Cross:: Colin Smythe, 1994.
The Hungry Voice: The Poetry of the Irish Famine. Dublin:
	Irish Academic Press, 1989.
Great Famine:  Studies in Irish History 1845-52.   Dublin:
	Lilliput Press, 1994. 
Ireland Two:  Famine and Emigration. Copenhagen: Akademisk: 
Kerr, Donal A.   A Nation of Beggars?:  Priests, People and 
	Politics in Famine Ireland, 1846-52. New Yorkord UP, 

Kinealy, Christine.   This Great Calamity: The Irish Famine,
	1845-52. Dublin:  Gill & Macmillan, 1994. 
Lindsay, Deirdre.   Records of the Irish Famine:  A Guide to 
	Local Archives, 1840-1855.  Dublin:  Irish Famine Network, 1993.
Morash, Chris.   Writing the Irish Famine  New York:
	Clarendon Press, 1995.
O'Grada, Cormac.  The Great Irish Famine. Basingbroke:
	Macmillan Education, 1989.
O'Grada, Cormac.   Ireland Before and After the Famine:  
	Explorations in Economic History.   New York:  Manchester
	UP, 1993.
O'Rourke, John. The Great Irish Famine. Dublin: Veritas, 
Scally, Robert James.   The End of Hidden Ireland:
	Rebellion, Famine and Emigration.  New York:  Oxford UP,
Smyth, Alfred.   Faith, Famine and Fatherland in the Irish
	Midlands: Perceptions of a Priest and Historian Anthony Cogan 
	1826-1872.  Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1992.

Related Web Sites

  • The Famine

  • Views of the Famine, under construction at Emory University

  • A Commemoration of the Great Famine (Ireland 1845)

  • The Great Famine: 150 Years of Remembrance.

  • The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Presents "Irish Film: A Mirror up to Culture."

  • The Irish Diaspora, constructed by The Institute of Irish Studies at Trinity College, Dublin.

  • History 600: A Gorta Mor: The Great Irish Famine, a course on the famine at the University of Wisconsin.

  • The Potato Famine in History

  • Responses to the Above Web Site

  • The Famine Museum.

  • On-line Bibliography on the Famine

  • Irish Times on the Web