The Great Famine

The Great Famine Ireland's Agony 1845-1852 Ó MURCHADHA, Ciarán

The Great Famine: Ireland's Agony examines this enormous human calamity anew. Beginning with the coming of the potato blight in 1845 and the resulting harvest failures that left the country's impoverished population numb with shock as well as foodless, it explores government relief measures that so often failed to meet the needs of the poor, leading in fact to many more deaths.The book charts the horrific realities of Ireland's pauper-crammed workhouses, the mass clearances of the later Famine period and the great waves of panic-driven emigration that in a few short years combined to empty the country of its once teeming population. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, official reports, newspapers and private diaries, the focus of the book rests on the experiences of those who suffered and died during the Famine, and on those who suffered and survived. This is an important book for anyone who wants to understand Europe's greatest nineteenth century population disaster and its long term consequences.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9781472507785
Uitgever
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Druk
1e
Verschenen
09-05-2013
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
272 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Geschiedenis

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