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Black potatoes : the story of the great Irish famine, 1845-1850

Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the Great Irish Famine, through the eyes and memories of the Irish people. Tells how they lived, why their lives depended on the potato, how they dreaded the workhouse, and how they feared and defied the landlord who collected the rent and evicted them.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
ISBN: 0618002715 9780618002719 0618548831 9780618548835 9780756950811 0756950813
OCLC Number: 48249401
Awards: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2002.
Target Audience: Middle School; 1040
Description: 184 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Black potatoes, black potatoes --
2. We've an extra potato --
3. Lend me a little Reliefe --
4. A flock of famishing crows --
5. Only till the praties grow --
6. The fever, the God bless us and protect everyone --
7. A terrible leveling of houses --
8. The going away --
9. Where would the war begin? --
10. Come to cork to see the queen.
Responsibility: Susan Campbell Bartoletti.
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The story of the Great Irish Famine, through the eyes and memories of the Irish people. Tells how they lived, why their lives depended on the potato, how they dreaded the workhouse, and how they feared and defied the landlord who collected the rent and evicted them.

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