The Great Hunger

Ireland 1845-1849

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Author: Cecil Woodham-Smith

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780140145151

Category: History

Page: 510

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

The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849

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Author: Cecil Woodham-Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Famines

Page: 429

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The gripping story of the Irish famine of the 1840's, that killed more than a million people and caused many more Irish to emigrate to the United States.

The Great Hunger

Ireland 1845-1849

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Author: Cecil Woodham-Smith

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780140145151

Category: History

Page: 510

View: 9148

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

The Great Famine and the Irish Diaspora in America

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Author: Arthur Gribben

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558491731

Category: History

Page: 268

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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.

The Great Famine

Ireland's Agony 1845-1852

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Author: Ciarán Ó Murchadha

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847252176

Category: History

Page: 252

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

A Very British Family

The Trevelyans and Their World

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Author: Laura Trevelyan

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 085773363X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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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 that for several generations dedicated themselves to the service and chronicling of their country, from the radical, reforming civil servant Charles Edward Trevelyan to the historian G. M. Trevelyan. 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.

Great Famine

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

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Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: Booksllc.Net

ISBN: 9781230831565

Category:

Page: 56

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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...

Das Wunder

Roman

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Author: Emma Donoghue

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 364120352X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1839

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.

The Famine Plot

England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy

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Author: Tim Pat Coogan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137045175

Category: History

Page: 288

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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.

Irische Geschichte für Dummies

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Author: Mike Cronin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527810048

Category: History

Page: 416

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Die Iren erzählen gerne Geschichten; ihre Geschichte ist es auch wert, erzählt zu werden. Mythische Könige, Invasoren und Missionare: Auf der Insel ging es schon früh hoch her. Später kamen die Engländer, der lange Kampf der Iren gegen die Invasoren, Hunger, Auswanderung, Freiheit und Teilung. Mike Cronin hilft Ihnen, den Irlandkonflikt zu verstehen und berichtet vom Werden und Wirken großer Iren.

Natural Disasters in a Global Environment

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Author: Anthony N. Penna,Jennifer S. Rivers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118327543

Category: History

Page: 360

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Natural Disasters in a Global Environment is atransnational, global and environmental history of natural andman-made disasters. Detailed case studies of past and presentevents are presented in a historical narrative, making use of themost recent scholarship. Examines a range of disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes,floods, landslides, hurricanes, famines, and more Highlights the role of science in studying natural disastersand describes the mechanisms responsible for them Features a range of case studies which can be used inconjunction with one another or as standalone examples Covers scientific material in a lucid and accessible stylesuited to undergraduate students or those outside ofscientific disciplines Traces the transition of our understanding of disasters, fromreligious and superstitious explanations to contemporary scientificaccounts

Ireland’s Great Famine and Popular Politics

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Author: Enda Delaney,Breandán Mac Suibhne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134758057

Category: History

Page: 252

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Ireland’s Great Famine of 1845–52 was among the most devastating food crises in modern history. A country of some eight-and-a-half-million people lost one million to hunger and disease and another million to emigration. According to land activist Michael Davitt, the starving made little or no effort to assert "the animal’s right to existence," passively accepting their fate. But the poor did resist. In word and deed, they defied landlords, merchants and agents of the state: they rioted for food, opposed rent and rate collection, challenged the decisions of those controlling relief works, and scorned clergymen who attributed their suffering to the Almighty. The essays collected here examine the full range of resistance in the Great Famine, and illuminate how the crisis itself transformed popular politics. Contributors include distinguished scholars of modern Ireland and emerging historians and critics. This book is essential reading for students of modern Ireland, and the global history of collective action.

Rain Dogs

Kriminalroman

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Author: Adrian McKinty

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518748483

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

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Unruhen bekämpfen, Herzschmerz und Fälle aufklären, die aber nicht vor Gericht gebracht werden dürfen, darin ist Sean Duffy als katholischer Bulle in Nordirland inzwischen Spezialist. Immerhin bekommt er es zum zweiten Mal in seiner Karriere mit einem locked room mystery zu tun, und welcher Bulle – in Nordirland oder sonstwo, katholisch oder nicht – kann das schon von sich behaupten? Die Journalistin Lily Bigelow wird im Hof von Carrickfergus Castle, wo sie sich allem Anschein nach über Nacht hat einschließen lassen, tot aufgefunden. Selbstmord, glaubt man, aber ein paar Dinge geben Sean Duffy zu denken, und er weigert sich, es dabei zu belassen. Duffy findet heraus, dass Bigelow an einer verheerenden Enthüllung in Sachen Korruption und Amtsmissbrauch innerhalb der höchsten Regierungskreise Großbritanniens und darüber hinaus gearbeitet hat. Und so sieht er sich mit zwei schwerwiegenden Problemen konfrontiert: Wer hat Lily Bigelow umgebracht? Und was wollte er oder sie damit vertuschen?