As regular readers will be aware, I occasionally take the opportunity to explore some non-Irish emigrant stories on the site. On this occasion I have been researching the experiences of the Kermeens, a family who made their home on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea. They were a family split by emigration; what they underwent demonstrates how the impact of the American Civil War could be felt for decades, even thousands of miles from the seat of fighting. I have chosen to turn once more to Knightlab’s StoryMap JS as a tool to visualize their story (for another example, see Visualizing One Irishwoman’s Experience of the American Civil War Using StoryMap JS). You can access the Kermeen StoryMap by clicking here or on the image below.
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