The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, the Legendary Irish Famine ShipBook - 2013
"The remarkable story of the Jeanie Johnson, the legendary Irish Famine Ship recounts the journeys of this famous ship, her heroic crew, and the immigrants who were ferried between Ireland and North America. Spurred by a complex web of motivations - shame, familial obligation, and sometimes even greed- more than a million people attempted to flee the Irish famine. More than one hundred thousand of them would die abroad one of the five thousand aptly named "coffin ships." But in the face of horrific losses, a small ship named the Jeanie Johnston never lost a passenger.... efforts of a remarkable crew allowed thousands of people to find safety and fortune throughout the United States and Canada"-- Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2013
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
Description: xvi, 238 p. : map ; 24 cm
Branch Call Number: 941.5081 Mil