History… the Dilemma of the Irish in Nineteenth-Century Canada

TheCelticPrinceCoverGOLDThe Irish played a large role in Canadian history, but it was not without suffering. During the early 1800’s, after ships to Britain were emptied of their exports, they offered low fares back to Canada to poor Irish emigrants. But once they reached Canada, there was no place for them. Homeless and inadequately dressed, many sought to relieve their misery through alcohol. Out of desperation, many of the women turned to prostitution. If you want a visual example of this watch the series, Hell on Wheels and you’ll get the point. The New World was a rough place, especially for a woman. Cholera was sweeping through Europe. The disease swept rapidly through crowded ships and thousands of Irish emigrants looking for a better life, instead met their death.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Celtic Prince Available here: http://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Prince-Before-After/dp/14840863

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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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