The Great Irish Famine / Edition 1

The Great Irish Famine / Edition 1

by Cormac O'Grada, Cormac O. Grada
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521557879

ISBN-13: 9780521557870

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Irish Famine of 1846-50 was one of the great disasters of the nineteenth century. Cormac Ó Gráda'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

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Overview

The Irish Famine of 1846-50 was one of the great disasters of the nineteenth century. Cormac Ó Gráda'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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521557870
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
New Studies in Economic and Social History Series, #7
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
108
Sales rank:
1,416,931
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 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.

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