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Author Murphy, Maureen O'Rourke, author.

Title Compassionate stranger : Asenath Nicholson and the Great Irish Famine / Maureen O'Rourke Murphy.

Publication Info. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Local History (non-circulating)  LHR 941.508 M96    In-Library Use Only
Edition First edition.
Description xxv, 366 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Irish studies
Irish studies (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-344) and index.
Contents Chronology -- Prologue -- Puritan beginnings on the Vermont frontier -- Social gospels, garrets, and cellars : the New York years, 1831-44 -- An errand in the wilderness : Nicholson in Ireland in 1844 -- "A city on a hill," 1845 -- "If this cup may not pass away from me" : Nicholson begins her famine mission -- "Misery without mask" : Mayo in the winter of 1847-48 -- Back to Cork : "Ireland, I love thee still," 1848 -- Peace and progress, 1848-52 : Nicholson in the UK and on the Continent -- Peace and progress, 1850-51 : lights and shades of Ireland -- Last years -- Afterword.
Summary "It takes one extraordinary mind to know another, and Maureen Murphy’s story of Asenath Nicholson proves it. Had Murphy not unearthed and revealed the tale of Nicholson’s tireless courage and intelligent kindness toward the Irish during the Great Famine, we would not know of a remarkable woman or of a time, place and people indispensable to history. Meticulously researched, beautifully written, Compassionate Stranger is a gift to scholarship, literature, Ireland, and to readers everywhere who seek to understand both the hardship and nobility of the poor." —Roger Rosenblatt, essayist for Time magazine and PBS NewsHour.
Subject Nicholson, Asenath, 1792-1855.
Missionaries -- United States -- 19th century -- Biography.
Philanthropists -- United States -- 19th century -- Biography.
Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852.
Nicholson, Asenath, 1792-1855. (OCoLC)fst00247170
Famine (Ireland : 1845-1852) (OCoLC)fst01353092
Missionaries. (OCoLC)fst01023720
Philanthropists. (OCoLC)fst01060593
Ireland. (OCoLC)fst01205427
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Asenath Nicholson and the Great Irish Famine
ISBN 9780815610441 (cloth)
0815610440 (cloth)
9780815652892 (e-book)
0815652895 (e-book)
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