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The Famine Plot: England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy

The Famine Plot: England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy
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2 years, 6 months ago at May 11 4:02
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They say you should study your history or else re-live it. This book give an account of Irish history and mis-management during the 19th century when Ireland was riddled with famine and poverty. The English government at the time believed that poverty is a state that people choose. They had a laissez faire attitude to the Irish problem. In fact the governor, later rewarded with a title by Queen Vi... read more
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Description: During a Biblical seven years in the middle of the nineteenth century, fully a quarter of Ireland's citizens either perished from starvation or emigrated in what came to be known as Gorta Mor, the Great Hunger. Waves of hungry peasants fled across the Atlantic to the United States, with so many dying en route that it was said, "you could walk dry shod to America on their bodies." In this sweeping history Ireland's best-known historian, Tim Pat Coogan, tackles the dark history of the Irish Famine and argues that it constituted one of the first acts of genocide. In what The Boston Globe calls "his greatest achieveme ... (more)
Manufacturer: Palgrave Macmillan
Release date: 1 October 2013
ISBN-10 : 1137278838 | ISBN-13: 9781137278838
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“They say you should study your history or else re-live it. This book give an account of Irish history and mis-management during the 19th century when ”

“They say you should study your history or else re-live it. This book give an account of Irish history and mis-management during the 19th century when ”

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