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Death-Dealing Famine: The Great Hunger in Irelandby Christine Kinealy
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Famine expert Christine Kinealy examines the influences that shaped the responses to the Famine of 1845-52. The key factors she analyses include political ideologies; providentialist ideas that read the potato blight as a judgement from God; opportunistic interpretations; the role of civil servants, Irish landlords and merchants.
Examines the historiography of the Irish Famine and its relevance now, in the context of the longer-term relationship between England and Ireland.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 156-180) and index.
About the Author
Dr Christine Kinealy teaches history at the University of Central Lancashire and has also taught at the University of Liverpool and universities in Dublin and Belfast. She is the author of The Great Calamity: The Irish Famine, 1845-52 (Roberts Reinhart, 1994) and has written for History Ireland and the New York-based Irish Echo.
Table of Contents
2. The great Hunger in Ireland: Ideologies and Interpretations
3. A State of Degradation The Pre-Famine Ireland-- The Political background, Dispossession and Disunity: Union and Discord: The Pre famine Economy: Poverty, Population and Poor relief
4. Rotten Potatoes and the Politics of relief: Pre Famine Famines: Potatoes and the Coming of the blight: Peel and Politics of repeal: The Provision of relief
5. Putrefying vegetation and Queens Pay: Party Politics and the Tr
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