Behind the Rock: The Settling of the Montreal Irish

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Author/collaborator
Title
Behind the Rock: The Settling of the Montreal Irish
Abstract
A history of Montreal's Irish working-class roots, and the attachment to the Ship Fever Monument, also known as the Black Rock, which is located at the entrance to the Victoria Bridge. The monument was erected in 1859 as a burial marker for the six thousand Irish immigrants who died in the fever sheds erected by the city in the 1840s to house those immigrants escaping Ireland's Great Famine and who contracted typhus on the coffin ships bring them to Canada. The author outlines the history of the monument and the on-going attempts to preserve it.
Publication
Quebec Heritage News
Volume
Vol. 11
Issue
no. 1
Pages
24-26
Date
Winter 2017
Language
en
Citation
Hawes, Terence. “Behind the Rock: The Settling of the Montreal Irish.” Quebec Heritage News Vol. 11, no. 1 (Winter 2017): 24–26.
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