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    Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (Hardback) Edited by John Crowley, Edited by William J Smyth, Edited by Mike Murphy

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    DescriptionThe Great Irish Famine is the most pivotal event in modern Irish history, with implications that cannot be underestimated. Over a million people perished between 1845-1852, and well over a million others fled to other locales within Europe and America. By 1850, the Irish made up a quarter of the population in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. The 2000 US census had 41 million people claim Irish ancestry, or one in five white Americans. Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (1845-52) considers how such a near total decimation of a country by natural causes could take place in industrialized, 19th century Europe and situates the Great Famine alongside other world famines for a more globally informed approach. The Atlas seeks to try and bear witness to the thousands and thousands of people who died and are buried in mass Famine pits or in fields and ditches, with little or nothing to remind us of their going. The centrality of the Famine workhouse as a place of destitution is also examined in depth. Likewise the atlas represents and documents the conditions and experiences of the many thousands who emigrated from Ireland in those desperate years, with case studies of famine emigrants in cities such as Liverpool, Glasgow, New York and Toronto. The Atlas places the devastating Irish Famine in greater historic context than has been attempted before, by including over 150 original maps of population decline, analysis and examples of poetry, contemporary art, written and oral accounts, numerous illustrations, and photography, all of which help to paint a fuller picture of the event and to trace its impact and legacy. In this comprehensive and stunningly illustrated volume, over fifty chapters on history, politics, geography, art, population, and folklore provide readers with a broad range of perspectives and insights into this event.

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    Atlas of the Great Irish Famine
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by John Crowley, Edited by William J Smyth, Edited by Mike Murphy
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 710
    Width: 241 mm
    Height: 300 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 3,719 g
    ISBN 13: 9780814771488
    ISBN 10: 0814771483

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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, colour line drawings, colour tables, maps, figures
    New York University Press
    Imprint name
    New York University Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Washington Square, NY
    Review quote
    "The Atlas is an indispensable reference work and is precisely the sort of composite effort that will improve our understanding of the Famine."-"Times Literary Supplement",