The Great Irish Potato Famine
By (author) James S. Donnelly
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Great Irish Potato Famine by James S. Donnelly
Book DescriptionNew edition published November 2010. In the century before the great famine of the late 1840s, the Irish people, and the poor especially, became increasingly dependent on the potato for their food. So when potato blight struck, causing the tubers to rot in the ground, they suffered a grievous loss. Thus began a catastrophe in which approximately one million people lost their lives and many more left Ireland for North America, changing the country forever. During and after this terrible human crisis, the British government was bitterly accused of not averting the disaster or offering enough aid. Some even believed that the Whig government's policies were tantamount to genocide against the Irish population. James Donnelly's account looks closely at the political and social consequences of the great Irish potato famine and explores the way that natural disasters and government responses to them can alter the destiny of nations. "This is unquestionably the most comprehensive single account of the Irish catastrophe..." (Professor Peter Gray, Queen's University, Belfast). " ...many historians have written excellent books about the great Irish famine ...Donnelly's is the best and most comprehensive of them all. " (Kerby Miller, Middlebush Professor of History, University of Missouri, Columbia). "James Donnelly's book is likely to become the classic account of the Great Famine, and the first port of call for both students and general readers." (Professor Peter Gray, Queen's University, Belfast).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750929288
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Drawing on more than 90 newspapers, this is a detailed analysis of British press coverage of Ireland over the course of the 19th century. It traces the evolution of popular understandings and proposed solutions to the "Irish question," focusing particularly on the interrelationship between the press, the public, and the politicians.
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Author Biography - James S. Donnelly
James S. Donnelly, Jr, is a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One of the most prolific and wide-ranging historians of Ireland, he is the author of "The Land and the People of Nineteenth-Century Cork, " which was awarded the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize of the American Historical Association). He is a coeditor of the journal "Eire-Ireland."
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