2 edition of Irish Potato Famine found in the catalog.
Irish Potato Famine
Dennis B. Fradin
Presents personal gripping accounts of narrow escapes that illuminate historical events.
Description based on print version record.
|Series||Great Escapes Great Escapes|
|LC Classifications||DA950.7 .F73 2012|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||1 online resource (81 p.)|
|Number of Pages||81|
In the century before the great famine of the late s, 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/5(28). Measured in terms of mortality, the Great Irish Potato Famine was one of the worst disasters in the 19th century-it claimed twice as many lives as the American Civil War. A perfect storm of bacterial infection, political greed, and religious intolerance sparked this catastrophe.
Irish novelist and songwriter, Brendan Graham has written a number of novels and songs on An Gorta Mor – the Great Irish Famine. His book publishing deal with Harper Collins originated from a number of songs he had written about An Gorta Mor, resulting in the publication of his best selling 'documentary novel' of the Famine – The Whitest Flower (HarperCollins, London, Sydney, Toronto, ). With "Black 47" set for a U.S. release on Septem this will be the first time we'll see the Irish famine portrayed on the big screen despite a large range of books on the : Niall O'dowd.
Do you have any recommendations for a good book on the potato famine? — Dana S via Twitter. Ireland suffered more than one famine in its history, but the years between and mark the era many call the Irish Potato Famine. A million died and another million emigrated quite a grim time in Irish . Buy a cheap copy of The Great Hunger: Ireland: book by Cecil Woodham-Smith. The Irish potato famine of the s, perhaps the most appalling event of the Victorian era, killed over a million people and drove as many more to emigrate to Free shipping over $Cited by:
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The book covers the 30 years during which England reduced the population of Ireland by brutal tyranny and starvation. They also took away the cultural heritage of the Irish.
One result being the mass immigration to the United States as well as deliberate homicide by allowing masses with Tyfus to board ships upon which they by: 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 Irish Potato Famine book Irish catastrophe /5(13).
out of 5 stars Charles Egan's "The Killing Fields" is a "must-read" book which captures the horrors of the Irish Potato Famine of //5(). Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Set in the period of the Great Famine of the s, Famine is the story of three generations of the Kilmartin family.
It is a masterly historical novel, rich in language, character, and plot--a panoramic story of passion, tragedy, and resilience.4/5. Irish Potato Famine — Related Excerpts The townland of Cloonfower, which means “meadow of the spring,” sits on the western edge of Kilkeevin Parish, in the County of Roscommon.
Blotched by bog land, the district produced more turf than crops. The Story of the Great Irish Famine, Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti; Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN: Category: Juvenile Nonfiction Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Ina disaster struck Ireland.
Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people. This book is fiction; the story of the Irish Famine is not. This historical novel is a story of love, courage, suffering, incredible loss, and ultimately hope.
This is the story of survival during the Great Potato Famine. The potato crop failed in and then again in /5. The Irish Potato Famine, also known as the Great Hunger, began in when a fungus-like organism called Phytophthora infestans (or P.
infestans) spread rapidly throughout Ireland. The. The Irish Potato Famine of the s, one of the major human catastrophes of modern times, has been popularly perceived as a genocide attributable to the British government's actions and failures to act/5(30).
This is an account of the Great Irish Potato Famine of the late s, a famine which resulted in the death of about one million people and was also largely responsible, in conjunction with British government policies, for one of the great international human migrations of British historythe mass exodus of some two million people from Ireland, mostly to North America, in/5.
The True Story of the Potato Famine Inthe first potato came to Ireland and instantly became popular. Potatoes increased the Irish population fr. The Great Famine (Irish: an Gorta Mór [anˠ ˈɡɔɾˠt̪ˠə ˈmˠoːɾˠ]), or the Great Hunger, was a period of mass starvation and disease in Ireland from to With the most severely affected areas in the west and south of Ireland, where the Irish language was dominant, the period was contemporaneously known in Irish as An Drochshaol, loosely translated as the "hard times" (or Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Winner of the Best Published Irish BookThe Great Irish Famine (potatoe famine) is possibly the most pivotal event/experience in modern Irish history Tweet to @corkup 5/5(3).
Available in: is an account of the Great Irish Potato Famine of the late s, a famine which resulted in the death of about one million4/4(3). Buy a cheap copy of The Great Irish Potato Famine book by James S.
Donnelly Jr. This is an account of the Great Irish Potato Famine of the late s, a famine which resulted in the death of about one million people and was also largely Free shipping over $Cited by: This title examines an important historic event, the Irish Potato Famine.
Readers will learn the history of Ireland leading up to the famine, key players and happenings during the famine, and the eventÍs effect on society. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a 3/5(1).
The great Irish potato famine of the late s and early s was a massive social catastrophe which resulted in the death of about one million people - a scale of mortality which, taking into.
The stories of those who lived through and died in the Irish Potato Famine of the s. The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Patriarch Joe Kennedy wanted to be president but knew it was not yet the time for an Irish Catholic to reach that height Author: Brigid Cahalan.
This title examines an important historic event, the Irish Potato Famine. Readers will learn the history of Ireland leading up to the famine, key players and happenings during the famine, and the event's effect on society. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text.
Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a 2/5(2). The Irish Famine is a book written by Diarmaid Ferriter and Colm Tóibín. The book is in two volumes, the first of which was written and originally published by Tóibín in The second volume, written by Ferriter, is entitled The Capricious Growth of a Single Root and was added in Author: Colm Tóibín and Diarmaid Ferriter.Books Advanced Search Amazon Charts Best Sellers & more Top New Releases Deals in Books School Books Textbooks Books Outlet Children's Books Calendars & Diaries of results for Books: "irish potato famine".Dark Rosaleen - a famine novel, is published by The History Press Ireland.