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A Short History Of Ireland's Famine - Ruan O'donnell

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Author: Ruan O'Donnell

Date Published: 13-May-2013

The Great Famine of the 1840s was Ireland's greatest disaster; potato blight repeatedly devastated crops and led to colossal loss of life and mass emigration to Britain, the USA and Australia. This book examines the many reasons why the Famine was so catastrophic and looks at the lasting effects of blight on Irish society and culture. It explains why so many Irish people were dependent on the potato and addresses the disagreements between the political leaders of the time and the controversial distribution of what little food was available. Includes first-hand accounts of the harsh conditions endured by poor tenant families, ruthless evictions, and the terrible suffering in the workhoues and abroad the notorious 'coffin ships'.

About the Author
RUAN O'DONNELL is head of the History Department at the University of Limerick & the official historian of the Robert Emmet Association. He has written for The Irish Times and several historical publications.
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