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Norah: The Making of an Irish-American Woman in 19th Century New York

Author of five books, Cynthia Neale is shown here speaking to the Brooksby Woman's Forum about the Irish during the Potato Famine.

In 1598, Sir Edmund Spenser advised Queen Elizabeth, "Until Ireland can be famished, it cannot be subdued."

Whatever you call it, The Irish Holocaust, or On Gorta Mor, over 1 million people perished and over 2 million fled Ireland's shores.

Having fled Ireland, Norah McCabe tries to free herslelf from the limitations of poverty, gender, and class in The Making of an Irish-American Woman in 19th Century New York

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