Synopses & Reviews
A comprehensive look at the Irish Famine of 1845-1852, and the relief effort that may have intensified its effects
A watershed event in the history of Ireland, the Irish Famine dramatically altered the economic and social fabric of the country -- by 1847 over 2 million Irish people had either died or emigrated.
This comprehensive book examines the causes and consequences of the catastrophe, and focuses on how the relief efforts often prolonged the crisis.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-431) and index.