The Great Hunger

Ireland 1845-1849


Author: Cecil Woodham-Smith

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780140145151

Category: History

Page: 510

View: 432

Looks at the causes and impact of the great famines in nineteenth century Ireland

The Great Hunger

Ireland 1845-1849


Author: Cecil Woodham-Smith

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780140145151

Category: History

Page: 510

View: 3614

Looks at the causes and impact of the great famines in nineteenth century Ireland

The great hunger, Ireland 1845-9


Author: Cecil Woodham Smith

Publisher: N.A


Category: Famines

Page: 509

View: 6813

The story of the 19th century Irish potato famine including discussions on its cause and its political, social, and economic effects.

The Great Famine and the Irish Diaspora in America


Author: Arthur Gribben

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558491731

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 1270

Between 1845 and 1855, nearly 1.5 million Irish women, men, and children sailed to America to escape the Great Famine, triggered by successive years of potato blight. The famine and resulting emigration had a profound impact not only on the history of Ireland, but on that of England and North America as well. This volume of original essays commemorates the 150th anniversary of these epochal events and sheds new light on both the consequences of the famine and experience of the Irish in America.

A Very British Family

The Trevelyans and Their World


Author: Laura Trevelyan

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857722107

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 2467

‘It is a rule that no Trevelyan ever sucks up either to the press, or the chiefs, or the “right people”. The world has given us money enough to enable us to do what we think is right. We thank it for that and ask no more of it, but to be allowed to serve it’ G.M. Trevelyan The Trevelyans are unique in British social and political history: a family which for several generations dedicated themselves to the service and chronicling of their country. Often eccentric, priggish, high minded and utterly self-regarding, they have nonetheless left their mark on our past. This engaging history dispassionately explores the lives and achievements of this unique family and the part they played in shaping the history of Great Britain. From their inauspicious beginnings in a small dwelling in Cornwall to the present day, some Trevelyans have been famous and distinguished, others less so, but for a hundred years from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century family members from Lord Macaulay to G.M. Trevelyan contributed to both the writing and the making of history. This book is primarily the tale of the five men who flourished during this period – Charles Edward, George Otto, Charles Philips, George Macaulay and Humphry Trevelyan – and the clever and formidable women they married. Including many vivid portraits of the most influential members of this remarkable family, The Trevelyans casts light on the period of enormous social and cultural change in which they lived and examines why they chose not to simply exploit their position as landed gentry but instead to take their place at the centre of scholarship and politics.

Das Wunder



Author: Emma Donoghue

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 364120352X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8866

Irland Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts: In einem kleinen Dorf, dessen Bewohner tief im katholischen Glauben verwurzelt sind, staunt man über ein leibhaftiges Wunder. Seit vier Monaten hat die kleine Anna O'Donnell keine Nahrung zu sich genommen und ist doch durch Gottes Gnade gesund und munter. Die unglaubliche Geschichte lockt viele Gläubige an, aber es gibt auch Zweifler. Schließlich beauftragt man die resolute englische Krankenschwester Lib Wright, das elfjährige Mädchen zu überwachen. Auch ein Journalist reist an, um über den Fall zu berichten. Werden sie Zeugen eines ausgeklügelten Schwindels oder einer Offenbarung göttlicher Macht? Ihnen gefällt die Ausstattung unserer WUNDERRAUM-Titel? Wollen Sie mehr Geschichten lesen, die vom Kopf direkt ins Herz gehen? Dann laden Sie sich das kostenlose WUNDERRAUM-Leseproben-E-Book „Willkommen im WUNDERRAUM. Unsere neuen Bücher ab August 2017“ (978-3-641-22290-1) auf Ihren E-Book-Reader.

Great Famine

Ballinglass Incident, Castle Richmond, Cecil Woodham-Smith, Chronology of the Great Famine, Coffin Ship, Corn Laws, Death Or C


Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: Booksllc.Net

ISBN: 9781230831565


Page: 56

View: 7003

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 55. Chapters: Ballinglass Incident, Castle Richmond, Cecil Woodham-Smith, Chronology of the Great Famine, Coffin ship, Corn Laws, Death or Canada, Doolough Tragedy, Dunbrody (1845), Famine (novel), Famine Song, Frederick Douglass and the White Negro, Great Famine's effect on the American economy, Greener Grass: The Famine Years, Grosse Isle, Quebec, Hannah (1849 shipwreck), Ireland Park, Irish Commemorative Stone, Irish Hunger Memorial, Jeanie Johnston, Legacy of the Great Irish Famine, List of memorials to the Great Famine, National Famine Commemoration Day, Praedecessores Nostros, Sir Charles Trevelyan, 1st Baronet, Souperism, Star of the Sea, The Fields of Athenry, The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849, The Irish Famine (book), Typhus epidemic of 1847, Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848. Excerpt: In Ireland, the Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration between 1845 and 1852. It is also known, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine. In the Irish language it is called an Gorta Mor (IPA: , meaning "the Great Hunger") or an Drochshaol (, meaning "the bad life"). During the famine approximately 1 million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland, causing the island's population to fall by between 20% and 25%. The proximate cause of famine was a potato disease commonly known as potato blight. Although blight ravaged potato crops throughout Europe during the 1840s, the impact and human cost in Ireland-where one-third of the population was entirely dependent on the potato for food-was exacerbated by a host of political, ethnic, religious, social and economic factors which remain the subject of historical debate. The famine was a watershed in the history of Ireland. Its effects permanently changed the island's demographic, political and cultural landscape. For both the native...

The Famine Plot

England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy


Author: Tim Pat Coogan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137045175

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3450

During a Biblical seven years in the middle of the nineteenth century, Ireland experienced the worst disaster a nation could suffer. Fully a quarter of its citizens either perished from starvation or emigrated, with so many dying en route that it was said, "you can walk dry shod to America on their bodies." In this grand, sweeping narrative, Ireland''s best-known historian, Tim Pat Coogan, gives a fresh and comprehensive account of one of the darkest chapters in world history, arguing that Britain was in large part responsible for the extent of the national tragedy, and in fact engineered the food shortage in one of the earliest cases of ethnic cleansing. So strong was anti-Irish sentiment in the mainland that the English parliament referred to the famine as "God's lesson." Drawing on recently uncovered sources, and with the sharp eye of a seasoned historian, Coogan delivers fresh insights into the famine's causes, recounts its unspeakable events, and delves into the legacy of the "famine mentality" that followed immigrants across the Atlantic to the shores of the United States and had lasting effects on the population left behind. This is a broad, magisterial history of a tragedy that shook the nineteenth century and still impacts the worldwide Irish diaspora of nearly 80 million people today.

Cataloguing for School Libraries

A Guide to Simplified Form


Author: Margaret B. Scott,Doris P. Fennell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483136515

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 666

Cataloguing for School Libraries: A Guide to Simplified Form presents the rules, based on the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, for the cataloging of library materials. The book covers standard procedures and some proposed modifications in the cataloging of both print and non-print library materials. Subtle variations to standard procedures are made to ease the burden of catalogers and simplify the use of card catalogs. Details on cataloging from the preparation of the author entry; description of the work; adding of notes; tracing of catalog cards; and filing are thoroughly discussed. Practicing librarians and students of library science will find this text very useful.

The Great Famine

Ireland's Agony 1845-1852


Author: Ciarán Ó Murchadha

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847252176

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 889

An engaging and moving account of this most destructive event in Irish history.

Black Potatoes

The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850


Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618548835

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

View: 3673

Presents the story of the 19th century Irish potato famine, including the causes, and the effects on the people.

Rival Jerusalems

The Geography of Victorian Religion


Author: K. D. M. Snell,Paul S. Ell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521771559

Category: History

Page: 499

View: 2249

This pioneering book is based upon very extensive analysis of the famous 1851 Census of Religious Worship and earlier sources such as the 1676 Compton Census. The authors stress contextual and regional understanding of religion. Among the subjects covered for all of England and Wales are the geography of the Church of England, Roman Catholicism, the old and new dissenting denominations, the spatial complementarity of denominations, and their importance for political history. A range of further questions are then analysed, such as regional continuities in religion, the growth of religious pluralism, Sunday schools and child labour during industrialisation, free and appropriated church sittings, landownership and religion, and urbanisation and regional 'secularisation'. This book's advanced methods and findings will have far-reaching influence within the disciplines of history, historical and cultural geography, religious sociology and in the social science community general.