The Irish Famine (New Horizons S.)

The Irish Famine (New Horizons S.)

By: Peter Gray (author)Paperback

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This pocket-sized text from the "New Horizons" series examines the Irish famine of 1845-1850, during which over one million of the Irish population died in a crop failure unprecedented in the history of modern Europe. Dependency on the potato as the main source of food brought widespread starvation and disease throughout Ireland and was followed by a mass emigration to Britain, North America, Canada and Australia. This book is published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the famine.

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Contents

A nation of paupers? - Ireland before 1845: the coming of the blight, 1845-6; the great hunger, 1846-7; from "recovery" to rebellion, 1847-8; relapse, 1848-51; the exodus - emigration from 1846 to 1855; epilogue - the legacy of the famine.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/10/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780500300572
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780500300572
  • weight: 300
  • ISBN10: 0500300577

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