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This chapter is a study of American newspaper reporting on the Great Irish Famine. The study examines six master narratives that constrained the image of Ireland and the Irish people presented to American readers. Those narrative constraints predisposed Americans to respond with hostility when Irish Famine refugees began to arrive in the United States.
The Famine Irish: Emigration and the Great Hunger
History Press Ireland
Farrell, James M. "Reporting the Irish Famine in America: Images of "Suffering Ireland" in the American Press, 1845-1848." The Famine Irish: Emigration and the Great Hunger, edited by Ciarán Reilly, Dublin, History Press Ireland, 2016, pp. 67-84, scholars.unh.edu/comm_facpub/17.