Perseverance, Resistance, and Community: An Introduction to the Archaeology, Heritage, and History of Great Blasket, Co Kerry, Ireland
Author(s): Christopher P. Barton
This is an abstract from the "Working on the 19th-Century" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
This paper focuses on the everyday lives of the Islanders on Great Blasket in County Kerry, Ireland. Particular attention is paid to the juxtaposition of economic class, gender, and improvisation during the Famine and Post-Famine periods. The Islanders experienced a hard life while enduring extreme poverty, repression, and environmental dangers. This paper answers the central guiding question; why would anyone want to Great Blasket home? Through this reader the audience will be introduced to the social history of the Island and her people.
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Perseverance, Resistance, and Community: An Introduction to the Archaeology, Heritage, and History of Great Blasket, Co Kerry, Ireland. Christopher P. Barton. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449157)
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