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The Great hunger: Ireland 1845-1849

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Publisher:
Penguin Books,
Pub. Date:
1991.
Language:
English
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The Irish potato famine of the 1840s, perhaps the most appalling event of the Victorian era, killed over a million people and drove as many more to emigrate to America. It may not have been the result of deliberate government policy, yet British 'obtuseness, short-sightedness and ignorance' - and stubborn commitment to laissez-faire 'solutions' - largely caused the disaster and prevented any serious efforts to relieve suffering. The continuing impact on Anglo-Irish relations was incalculable, the immediate human cost almost inconceivable. In this vivid and disturbing book Cecil Woodham-Smith provides the definitive account. 'A moving and terrible book. It combines great literary power with great learning. It explains much in modern Ireland - and in modern America' D.W. Brogan.
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9780140145151
014014515
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Grouping Title great hunger ireland 1845 1849
Grouping Author woodham smith cecil
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subject_facet Famines -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century, Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852
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title_full The Great hunger : Ireland 1845-1849 / Cecil Woodham-Smith
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