The Story of Irish Coffin Ships Continued...

This episode continues the story of emigration and Irish Coffin Ships during the Great Famine. Dr Cian T. McMahon, the author of The Coffin Ship - Life and Death at Sea during the Great Famine discusses

  • The death rate onboard coffin ships
  • What factors determined whether someone lived or died.
  • How Irish Famine emigrants adjusted to life in the U.S.

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