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The Resource The great famine : Ireland's agony 1845-1852, Ciarán Ó Murchadha

The great famine : Ireland's agony 1845-1852, Ciarán Ó Murchadha

Label
The great famine : Ireland's agony 1845-1852
Title
The great famine
Title remainder
Ireland's agony 1845-1852
Statement of responsibility
Ciarán Ó Murchadha
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is an engaging and moving account of this most destructive event in Irish history. Over one million people died in the Great Famine, and more than one million more emigrated on the coffin ships to America and beyond. Drawing on contemporary eyewitness accounts and diaries, the book charts the arrival of the potato blight in 1845 and the total destruction of the harvests in 1846 which brought a sense of numbing shock to the populace. Far from meeting the relief needs of the poor, the Liberal public works programme was a first example of how relief policies would themselves lead to mortality. Workhouses were swamped with thousands who had subsisted on public works and soup kitchens earlier, and who now gathered in ragged crowds. Unable to cope, workhouse staff were forced to witness hundreds die where they lay, outside the walls. The next phase of degradation was the clearances, or exterminations in popular parlance which took place on a colossal scale. From late 1847 an exodus had begun. The Famine slowly came to an end from late 1849 but the longer term consequences were to reverberate through future decades."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ó Murchadha, Ciarán
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA950.7
LC item number
.O68 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Famines
  • Ireland
  • Starvation
  • Emigration and Immigration
Label
The great famine : Ireland's agony 1845-1852, Ciarán Ó Murchadha
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • blessed effects of political economy: public works and soup kitchens
  • 5.
  • Emaciated frames and livid countenances: from fever pandemic to amended Poor Law
  • 6.
  • Asylum by the neighbouring ditches: the famine clearances
  • 7.
  • Leaving this land of plagues: the famine emigrations
  • 8.
  • Exiled from humanity: the later years of the famine
  • 9. The
  • Prologue
  • murdered sleeping silently: aftermath
  • 1. An
  • emerging people: the pre-famine Irish
  • 2. A
  • long farewell to the white potatoes: the coming of the blight
  • 3.
  • One wide waste of putrefying vegetation: the second failure of the potato
  • 4. The
Control code
ocn657604834
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 252 p.
Isbn
9781847252173
Lccn
2011378339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The great famine : Ireland's agony 1845-1852, Ciarán Ó Murchadha
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • blessed effects of political economy: public works and soup kitchens
  • 5.
  • Emaciated frames and livid countenances: from fever pandemic to amended Poor Law
  • 6.
  • Asylum by the neighbouring ditches: the famine clearances
  • 7.
  • Leaving this land of plagues: the famine emigrations
  • 8.
  • Exiled from humanity: the later years of the famine
  • 9. The
  • Prologue
  • murdered sleeping silently: aftermath
  • 1. An
  • emerging people: the pre-famine Irish
  • 2. A
  • long farewell to the white potatoes: the coming of the blight
  • 3.
  • One wide waste of putrefying vegetation: the second failure of the potato
  • 4. The
Control code
ocn657604834
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 252 p.
Isbn
9781847252173
Lccn
2011378339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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