Further Reading

Delve into Irish history between 1850 and 1950 with this comprehensive reading list.


  • Cormac Ó Gráda Black '47 and beyond: the great Irish famine in history, economy, and memory, Princeton University Press, Princeton N.J., 1999.
  • Duncan Crosbie & Deirdre Kunz and Sheila Mortimer (ed.s) Life on a famine ship: a journal of the Irish Famine, 1845-1850, Gill & MacMillan, Dublin, 2005.
  • J. Matthew Gallman Receiving Erin's children: Philadelphia, Liverpool, and the Irish famine migration, 1845-1855, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2000.
  • Gerard P. Moran The Mayo evictions of 1860: Patrick Lavelle and the ‘War’ in Partry, Contae Mhaigh Eo: Foilseacháin Náisiúnta Teoranta, 1986.
  • Terence A.M. Dooley The Land for the People; the Land Question in Independent Ireland, University College Dublin Press, Dublin, 2004.
  • William Edward Vaughan Landlords and Tenants in Mid-Victorian Ireland,Clarendon, Oxford, 1994.
  • Gerard P. Moran Sending Out Ireland’s Poor: Assisted Emigration to North America in the Nineteenth Century, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2004.
  • Kevin Kenny The American Irish: A History, Longman, England, New York, 2000.
  • Donald M. MacRaild (ed.) The Great Famine and Beyond: Irish Migrants in Britain in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 2000.
  • T.W. Moody Davitt and Irish Revolution 1846-82, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1981.
  • Gary Peatling British Opinion and Irish Self-Government, 1865-1925: from Unionism to Liberal Commonwealth, Dublin, Ireland; Portland, OR : Irish Academic Press, 2001.
  • Seán McMahon Charles Stewart Parnell, Dublin: Mercier Press, 2000.
  • Alvin Jackson Home Rule; an Irish History 1800-2000, Phoenix, London, 2003.
  • James Loughlin Gladstone, Home Rule and the Ulster question 1882-93, Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 1986.
  • Jeremy Smith The Tories and Ireland 1910-1914: Conservative Party Politics and the Home Rule Crisis, Dublin, Ireland; Portland, OR: Irish Academic Press, 2000.
  • Charles Townshend Easter 1916: the Irish Rebellion, Penguin, Dublin, 2006.
  • Jane O'Hea O'Keeffe / Maurice O'Keeffe (ed.s) Recollections of 1916 and its Aftermath: Echoes from History, M. & J. O’Keefe, Kerry, 2005.
  • Michael Hopkinson The Irish War of Independence, Gill & MacMillan, Dublin, 2002.
  • Michael Hopkinson Green against Green: the Irish Civil War, Gill & MacMillan, Dublin, 1988.
  • Enda Delaney Demography, State, and Society: Irish migration to Britain, 1921-1971, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 2000.
  • Brian Girvin The Emergency: Neutral Ireland 1939-45, Macmillan, London, 2006.
  • Ultan Cowley The Men Who Built Britain: A History of the Irish Navy, Wolfhound Press, Dublin, 2001.