Black '47 and Beyond: The Great Irish Famine in History, Economy, and Memory

Black '47 and Beyond: The Great Irish Famine in History, Economy, and Memory

by Cormac O Grada
     
 

" Grda has for a number of years been recognized as the leading economic historian of the Irish Famine. This book will immediately be seen as by far the best economic history ever published on the subject, and will remain for decades the best place to start if you want to read something about the Famine. It combines clear, sound economic reasoning with an

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" Grda has for a number of years been recognized as the leading economic historian of the Irish Famine. This book will immediately be seen as by far the best economic history ever published on the subject, and will remain for decades the best place to start if you want to read something about the Famine. It combines clear, sound economic reasoning with an interdisciplinary approach and an accessible writing style."—Timothy W. Guinnane, Yale University

"This book is a gem of comparative history on the subject of the Great Irish Famine. It displays a knowledge that is at once deep and broad. The author's comparison of Ireland to other societies is particularly apposite, revealing the fact that he is not just the leading economic historian of his own country but also an expert scholar of global history."—Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691070155
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/14/2000
Series:
Princeton Economic History of the Western World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,319,016
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction3
Ch. 1Contexts and Chronology13
Ch. 2Relief47
Ch. 3The Demography of the Irish Famine84
Ch. 4Winners and Losers122
Ch. 5Famine in Dublin City157
Ch. 6Famine Memory194
Ch. 7The Legacy226
Notes233
Bibliography277
Index297

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