Celtic Roots: Stories, Songs and Traditions from Across the Sea

Selected Resources for Students and Teachers

Fiction and Stories

Colum, Padraic, ed. A Treasury of Irish Folklore: The Stories, Traditions, Legends, Humor, Wisdom, Ballads and Songs of the Irish People (New York: Kilkenny Press, 1989 [reprint of New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1967]).

Conlon-McKenna, Marita. Wildflower girl / Marita Conlon-McKenna. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Puffin Books, 1994. 172 p. ; 18 cm.

Evslin, Bernard. The green hero: early adventures of Finn McCool / by Bernard Evslin illustrated by Barbara Bascove. New York: Four Winds Press, [1975] 181 p. : ill.; 24 cm

Evslin, Bernard. Pig's Ploughman / Bernard Evslin. New York: Chelsea House, 1990. 86 p., [I] leaf of plates: col. ill.; 24 cm.

Gleeson, Brian. Finn McCoul / written by Brian Gleeson; illustrated by Peter de S@ve. New York, NY: Rabbit Ears Books, el 995. I v. (unpaged): col. ill.;22x26 cm

O'Grady, Standish, 1846-1928. Fionn and his companions. Illustrated by Brid Ni Rinn.Finn and his companions. Dublin, Talbot Press [ 1 970] 124 p. illus. 21 cm.

Rolleston, T. W. (Thomas William), 1857-1920. The high deeds of Finn and other bardic romances of ancient Ireland. With an introd. by Stopford A. Brooke. New York, Lemma Pub. Corp., 1973. Iv, 214 p. illus. 22 cm.

Historical Resources

Coffee, Michael, ed. and Terry Golway. The Irish in America. New York: Hyperion, c1997.

Coleman, Terry. Going to America / by Terry Coleman. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1987, c 1 972. 317 p., [32) p. of plates : ill. 22 cm.

Glassie, Henry H. All silver and no brass an Irish Christmas mumming / Henry Glassie illustrated by the author. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c 1 975. xx, 192 p., [4) leaves of plates: ill.; 25 cm.

Greenhill, Basil. The Great Migration: Crossing the Atlantic Under Sail. London: H.M.S.O. [for the] National Maritime Museum, 1968. 32 p., ill., facsims., maps.

lbion, Robert Greenhalgh. The Rise of New York Port (I 815-1860). With the collaboration of Jennie Bames Pope. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1939,1984. xiv, 485 p., ill., tables, plates, ports., maps, bibliography. Chapter 16, "Human Freight," refers to immigrants who arrived at the Port of New York from Europe.

Jones, Maldwyn Allen. Destination America. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976. 256 p., ill., bibliography. Focuses on 150 years of mass European immigration to America beginning in 1815, concentrating "on the people who contributed the greatest numbers to the confluent tides of immigration: the Irish, British, Germans, Scandinavians, Italians, and east-European Jews."

Miller, Kerby A. Out of Ireland: the story of Irish emigration to America / by Kerby Miller and Paul Wagner. Washington, D.C. : Elliott & Clark Pub., cl994. 132 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.

Novotny, Ann. Strangers at the Door: Ellis Island, Castle Garden, and the Great Migration to America. Riverside, Conn.: Chatham Press, 1971. 160 p., ill., bibliography. Includes four lopicture essays."

Shepperson, Wilbur Stanley. British Emigration to North America: Projects and Opinions in the Early Victorian Period. Oxford: Blackwell, 1957. xvi, 302 p., ill., facsims., tables.

United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Sickness and Mortality on Board Emigrant Ships. Report of the Select Committee of the Senate of the United States on the Sickness and Mortality on Board Emigrant Ships / Hamilton Fish [chairman]. New York: Amo Press, 1977. 147 p. ; 24 cm.

Vallely, Fintan, ed. The Companion to Irish Traditional Music (New York: New York University Press, c1999).

Library of Congress Web Resources

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Selected Images of Ellis Island and Immigration, ca. 1880-1920

Personal narratives and correspondence

Lesson Plans

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