Synopses & Reviews
The potato famine of 1845-51 was a pivotal event in the development of modern Ireland. No aspect of Irish life was untouched by the crisis. Kinealy offers not just a general history of the famine, but an illuminating exploration of aspects which have received little attention, including the rise in crime, the food export controversy, the role of religion, the growth of the Orange order, and the impact of the uprising in 1848.
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
About the Author
is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where she completed a PhD on the introduction of the Poor Law to Ireland, 1838-62. She is currently a Reader at the University of Central Lancashire and an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool University.
Table of Contents
Remembering the Famine * The Government's Response to the Crisis * Philanthropy and Private Donations * Food Supply and Trade * Riot, Protest and Popular Agitation * Religion and the Churches * Repeal, Relief and Rebellion