This condensed history examines why the Great Famine was so catastrophic, and explores its effect on Irish society and culture. It explains the background to the famine and addresses the essential issues surrounding this catastrophe. Aspects covered include the spread of disease, public works projects, disagreements between political leaders in Ireland and England, landlords, emigration and British policy in Ireland.

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ISBN/EAN 9781847173713
Author Ruán O’Donnell
Publisher The O'Brien Press
Publication date 3 Nov 2013
Format Paperback
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A Short History of Ireland's Famine

Ruán O’Donnell

This is accessible, informative and insightful history at its best.

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