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The great famine : Ireland's agony 1845-1852

Author: Ciarán Ó Murchadha
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2011.
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Over one million people died in the Great Famine, and more than one million more emigrated on the coffin ships to America and beyond. Drawing on contemporary eyewitness accounts and diaries, this  Read more...

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History
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Ó Murchadha, Ciarán.
Great famine.
London : Continuum International Publishing Group, 2011
(OCoLC)657604834
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ciarán Ó Murchadha
ISBN: 9781441139771 144113977X
OCLC Number: 733791338
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 252 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Chapter 1 - Before the Famine; Chapter 2 - The Arrival of Phytophtora Infestans; Chapter 3 - The Second Failure of the Potato Harvest; Chapter 4 - Soup Kitchens and Starvation; Chapter 5 - A Sea Change: The Poor Law Amendment Act 1847; Chapter 6 - Disease Fever and the Workhouses; Chapter 7 - Mass Clearance: the 'Exterminations'; Chapter 8 - Popular Protest, Crime and Revolution; Chapter 9 - Emigration; Chapter 10 - The End of the Famine and the Aftermath 1849 - 1852; Chapter 11 - Conclusions.
Responsibility: Ciarán Ó Murchadha.

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The time is ripe for a fresh, synthetic history of the Great Irish Famine that builds on the many excellent local histories of the famine written in the 1980s and 1990s. Ciaran O Murchadha's lucid Read more...

 
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