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The famine plot : England's role in Ireland's greatest tragedy

Author: Tim Pat Coogan
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A bold new history of the great famine that holds the British government accountable."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Pat Coogan
ISBN: 9780230109520 0230109527 9781137278838 1137278838
OCLC Number: 794922793
Description: xi, 276 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Setting the scene --
Born to filth --
A million deaths of no use --
Five actors and the orchards of hell --
Meal use --
Evictions --
The work schemes --
The workhouse --
Soup and souperism --
The Poor Law cometh --
Landlords targeted --
Emigration : escape by coffin ship --
The Propaganda of famine.
Responsibility: Tim Pat Coogan.

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The first history of the Great Famine for 15 years from Ireland's greatest historian, who provocatively points the finger of blame at the British government. Combining the latest research and fresh  Read more...

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