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Three famines : starvation and politics

Author: Thomas Keneally
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the Gorta Mor in 1840s Ireland, the famine in British-controlled Bengal in 1943, and the string of famines in Ethiopia in the late 20th century, and explores the concept that while famine can be caused by crop failures and weather conditions, famines are worsened by man-made choices such as politics and social and religious ideology.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Keneally
ISBN: 1610390652 9781610390651
OCLC Number: 701015454
Notes: "Previously published in 2010 in Australia by Knopf"--Title page verso.
Description: 323 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The three famines --
Democracy and starvation --
Short commons --
Nature's triggers --
God's hand --
Coping --
Villains : Ireland --
Villains and heroes : Bengal --
Villains : Ethiopia --
Whistleblowers --
Famine diseases --
Evictions, movements, and emigration in Bengal and Ireland --
Evictions and movements, Mengistu-style --
Resistance --
Relief : Ireland --
Relief : Bengal --
Relief : Ethiopia --
Other catastrophes.
Other Titles: 3 famines
Responsibility: Thomas Keneally.

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Tells the story of three great famines: the great hunger of Ireland, which began in 1846 and whose end-date is a matter of debate, the famine in Bengal in 1943, and the Ethiopian famine, which first  Read more...

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