To Hell or Barbados: The ethnic cleansing of Ireland

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The O'Brien Press, Aug 1, 2013 - Social Science - 240 pages

A vivid account of the Irish slave trade: the previously untold story of over 50,000 Irish men, women and children who were transported to Barbados and Virginia.

 

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A bit dry at times, but an absolutely stunning look into a dark time in Irish history. highly recommended for any history buffs, or any member of the Irish diaspora Read full review

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Brilliant book and well told. very interesting part of Irish history i wasn't too familiar with. I would definitely recommend !! Thumps up from me anyhow.

Contents

Title Page
The Rape of Wexford
The Ethnic Cleansing of Ireland
The Irish White Slave Trade
The Sugar Plantations
Revolts and Rebellions
The Irish in Jamaica
The Irish Buccaneers
The Irish and the Quakers
The Red Legs of Barbados
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Sean O'Callaghan was borh in Killavullen, Co Cork in 1918. He was commissioned in the Irish Army in 1936. On leaving the army he baceme a journalist in Fleet St, as well as in Nairobi. He published his first book, The Easter Lily, in 1956, and became a full-time writer. He died as To Hell or Barbados went to press, in August 2000.

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