The Story We Carry in Our Bones

The Story We Carry in Our Bones

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by Juilene Osborne-McKnight

Many Irish-Americans today know little about Ireland and their ancestry. Historian Juilene Osborne-McKnight presents Irish-American history in a compelling narrative form, accented with photographs, illustrations, and original, literary interludes. Osborne-McKnight pays homage to her ancestry in this chronicle of the Irish from ancient times to contemporary America.

This comprehensive history examines the course of the Irish from 3800 B.C. to the twentieth century. Celtic legends, the evolution of Christianity, the coming of the Vikings, and the time of the Tudors are just some of the topics covered in these pages. Juilene Osborne-McKnight addresses the events leading up to the An Gorta Mor--or the Great Hunger--which initiated the Irish immigration to America. She then follows the Irish as they travel to the new country and establish themselves as Irish-Americans. Accenting each part are whimsical yet complex Celtic drawings and an annotated bibliography of recommended books and movies.

Paperback, ‎ 272 pages

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