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The great Irish famine / edited by Cathal Póirtéir
Bib ID 8077200
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description Dublin : Mercier press in association with Raidió Teilifís Éireann, [1995] 
283 pages : illustrations, map (black and white) ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 1856351114 (paperback)
9781856351119 (paperback)
Series

Thomas Davis lecture series

Summary

This is the most wide-ranging series of essays ever published on the Great Irish Famine and will prove of lasting interest to the general reader. Leading historians, economists, geographers - from Ireland, Britain and the United States - have assembled the most up-to-date research from a wide spectrum of disciplines including medicine, folklore and literature, to give the fullest account yet of the background and consequences of the famine. Contributors include Dr Kevin Whelan, Professor Mary Daly, Professor James Donnelly and Professor Cormac O Grada. The Great Irish Famine is the first major series of essays of the famine to be published in Ireland for almost fifty years.

Full contents
  • Introduction / Cathal Poirteir
  • Pre and Post-Famine Landscape Change / Kevin Whelan
  • The Great Famine and Irish Politics / S. J. Connolly
  • The Other Great Irish Famine / David Dickson
  • Food and Famine / E. Margaret Crawford
  • Famine, Fever and the Bloody Flux / Laurence M. Geary
  • Ideology and the Famine / Peter Gray
  • The Role of the Poor Law during the Famine / Christine Kinealy
  • The Operations of Famine Relief, 1845-57 / Mary E. Daly
  • The Stigma of Souperism / Irene Whelan
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-283)

Donated by Mr. John Withell, April 2019.

Subjects Famines -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.  |  Ireland -- History -- 1837-1901.  |  Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852.  |  Food supply Shortages History  |  Ireland
Other authors/contributors Póirtéir, Cathal, editor  |  Raidió Teilifís Éireann

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