The Great Irish Famine
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BeschreibungThe Irish Famine of 1846-50 was one of the great disasters of the nineteenth century. Cormac Ó Grá da's concise survey puts the Famine in the context of the Irish economy, assesses the Famine itself, and discusses its many consequences. Despite a devastating food shortage, the huge death toll of one million was hardly inevitable; a less doctrinaire attitude to famine relief could perhaps have saved many lives. This book provides an up-to-date introduction to an event of major importance in the history of nineteenth-century Ireland and Britain.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; Introduction; 1. Population and potatoes: the pre-famine context; 2. The Great Hunger 1845-1850; 3. Aftermath: Ireland after 1850; Conclusion; Select Bibliography; Bibliographical update and commentary; Glossary; Index.
Untertitel: 'New Studies in Economic and So'. Cambridge Univ. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2003
Seitenanzahl: 108 Seiten