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Below is a series of resources for students to use in their research for the activities in this unit.
BBC: Northern Ireland-A Short History of Ireland: Emigration
The Force of Hope: The Legacy of Father McGauran: Fever Ships
Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada: Natural Wonders and Cultural Treasures: The Evolution of the Historic Role of Grosse Île
Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada: Natural Wonders and Cultural Treasures: Statistics and More Statistics
The Grosse Île Tragedy, J. Jordan, 1909
Immigrants to Canada: Newspaper Reports of 1847
The Journey of an Irish Coffin Ship, Robert Whyte, 1847
Journeys to Canada: Grosse Île in Quebec-The Last Resting Place for Over 6,000 Irish Souls
Learning Centre: Defining Primary and Secondary Sources
Public Inquiries in Canada: Federal Public Inquiries: Organization of a Public Inquiry
The SARS Crisis and Irish Potato Famine: Understanding How International Events Affect Canadian Legislation
Special Editions of Canadian Newspapers: Quebec Daily Telegraph
Summer of Sorrow: Grosse Île, 1847: Part II
Hodge, Deborah. The Kids Book of Canadian Immigration. Illustrated by John Mantha. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2006. (Published in French under the title: L'histoire de l'immigration au Canada. Saint-Lambert, Québec: Éditions Héritage, 2006.)
Hughes, Susan. Coming to Canada: Building a Life in a New Land. Toronto: Maple Tree Press, 2005.
Kositsky, Lynne. Rebecca's Flame. Montréal: Roussan, 1998.
Leblanc André. Safe and Sound: Arriving in the New World. Translated by Jane Macauley. Photos by William James Topley. Montréal: Smith, Bonappétit & Son, 2005. (Published in French under the title: Arrivés à bon port. Montréal: Les 400 coups, 2003.)
O'Gallagher, Marianna, and Rose Masson Dompierre. Eyewitness: Grosse Isle, 1847. Sainte-Foy, Quebec: Livres Carraig = Carraig Books, 1995.
Pignat, Caroline. Greener Grass: The Famine Years. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2008.
Renaud, Anne. Island of Hope and Sorrow: The Story of Grosse Île. Illustrated by Aries Cheung. Montréal: Lobster Press, 2007. (Published in French under the title: La Grosse-Île, terre de chagrin et d'espoir. Montréal: Éditions Homard, 2007.)
Vekeman Masson, Jeannette. A Grandmother Remembers Grosse Île. Translated by Johanne L. Massé. Ste-Foy, Quebec: Carraig Books, 1989. (Published in French under the title Grand-maman raconte La Grosse Île (Ste-Foy , Quebec: Carraig Books, 1989.)