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Title:
The Irish famine : an illustrated history
Author:
Litton, Helen.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Dublin : Wolfhound Press, [1994]

©1994
Physical Description:
141 pages, 3 unnumbered pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Previous ed.: 1994.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780863279126
Format :
Book

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A description of how the potato famine affected the livelyhood of thousands of people and resulted in the loss of two million Irish people, half to starvation and half to immigration.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
1 1845p. 9
Background to the Famine
Role of the Potato
Coming of the Blight
2 1845-46p. 21
Early Relief efforts
Scientific Commission
Purchase of Indian Corn
Relief Commission
3 1846p. 33
Relief Works
System of Payment
Crop fails again
Relief Works Continue
4 1846p. 45
Food Supplies
Labour Rate Act
Crime and Punishment
Terrible Accounts
5 1847p. 54
Workhouses
Relief Works stopped
Charitable Aid
Soup Kitchen Act
6 1847p. 70
Outdoor Relief
Pressure on Workhouses
7 1847p. 82
Fever
Hospital Care
In the Cities
Control of Infection
Ravages of Fever
8 1847-48p. 94
Evictions
Emigration
Hazards of Emigration
9 1848-49p. 111
Crop fails again
Young Ireland rebellion
Breakdown of Administration
Rate-in-Aid
Cholera
10 1849p. 125
Encumbered Estates
Royal Visit
Famine's aftermath
Epiloguep. 134
Bibliographyp. 136
Indexp. 142