The Great Irish Famine

The Great Irish Famine

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This is the most wide-ranging series of essays ever published on the Great Irish Famine, and will prove of lasting interest to the general reader. Leading historians, economists and geographers - from Ireland, Britain and the United States - have assembled the most up-to-date research from a wide spectrum of disciplines including medicine, folklore and literature, to give the fullest account yet of the background and consequences of the Famine. Contributors include Dr Kevin Whelan, Professor Mary Daly, Professor James Donnelly and Professor Cormac O Grada. The Great Irish Famine was the first major series of essays on the Famine published in Ireland for almost fifty years.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22.86mm | 258.55g
  • Cork, Ireland
  • English
  • 1856351114
  • 9781856351119
  • 853,430

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This is the most wide-ranging series of essays ever published on the Great Irish Famine and will prove of lasting interest to the general reader. Leading historians, economists, geographers - from Ireland, Britain and the United States - have assembled the most up-to-date research from a wide spectrum of disciplines including medicine, folklore and literature, to give the fullest account yet of the background and consequences of the famine. Contributors include Dr Kevin Whelan, Professor Mary Daly, Professor James Donnelly and Professor Cormac O Grada. The Great Irish Famine is the first major series of essays of the famine to be published in Ireland for almost fifty years.
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Table of contents

Irish landscapes - before and after the Famine, Kevin Wheelan; politics in Famine Ireland, Sean Connelly; Irish famines before the Great Famine, David Dickson; food and famine, Margaret Crawford; disease and death, Lawrence Geery; inside the mind of government, Peter Grey; the Poor Laws, Christine Kinealy; relief schemes, Mary Daly; the stigma of souperism, Irene Wheelan; evictions and clearances, Jim Donnelly; emigration and the social order, David Fitzpatrick; the persistence of famine, Tim O'Neil; folk memory and the Famine, Cathal Poirteir; the Great Famine - today's Famine, Cormac O'Grada; famine in West Cork, Fr Patrick Hickey.
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About Cathal Poirteir

Cathal Poirteir is a graduate of Univeristy College Dublin. He is a Senior Radio Producer in RTE where he works on current affairs and features programmes. His other works include Famine Echoes.
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