The purpose of this unit is to relate the horrific experience of the Famine Ships and the disparate flight from Ireland. This unit is designed for American Studies grades , complete with resources and activities.
Why study Famine Ships? Human nature allows people to remember good things. The Mullin Family oral history describes these voyages as "Love Boats." However, for a considerable number of Famine Irish, intolerable conditions and even death from disease awaited them on-board. And, their stories need to be remembered.
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