The Irish (Paperback)

A Photohistory

By Sean Sexton, Christine Kinealy

Thames & Hudson, 9780500290798, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2013

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Description


These images do more than tell a gripping political story. They give an insight into a people, a landscape, and a lost way of life. They evoke the grandeur of life in the Big House, home and symbol of the Anglo-Irish elite. They reveal the hard labor of rural survival: cutting peat for fuel, fishing, and tilling the soil against an often harsh landscape. And they show the transforming impact of modernity, as industry, railways, and urban expansion slowly brought Ireland into a new era.