In Dublin Tenement Life, historian Kevin C. Kearns presents a fascinating, often heartbreaking look at life in the slums of Dublin from the early nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. Gathering original and authentic oral testimonies from survivors of the old Dublin tenements and presenting along with the social and historical background, as well as a valuable collection of photographs, Kearns shows what life was like in Europe's most wretched slums. Their accounts are sometimes tragic, but always moving. Equally, they are an inspiring chronicle of struggle, survival, and the triumph of the human spirit.
For readers of books such as A Star Called Henry or Angela's Ashes, for fans of Studs Terkel--or for anyone fascinated by modern Irish history--Dublin Tenement Life will fill a gap in our knowledge about Irish urban life.
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Kevin C. Kearns, is a social historian and professor emeritus at the University of Northern Colorado. He has conducted twenty-eight research trips to Ireland and written seven books on Dublin, including Dublin Pub Life and Lore: An Oral History.Review:
A fascinating and vital book that captures perfectly the voices, smells and sounds of a way of life.... -- Roddy Doyle
Among the finest books ever written about Dublin. -- The Sunday Tribune
This book will long stand as the definitive social history of Ireland's gulags. -- Sunday Press
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