The Irish Famine

The Irish Famine

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The Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s has been popularly perceived as a genocide attributable to the British gov't. In professional historical circles, however, such singular thinking was dismissed many years ago. And while British governmental sins of omission a commission during the famine played their part, there is a broader context of land agitation a regional influences of class conflict within Ireland that also contributed to the starvation of more than a million people. This book opens a door to understanding all sides of this tragedy with an absorbing history that is supported by a collection of key documents. An important piece of revisionist that is sure to become the classic primer for this lamentable period of Irish history.

Title:The Irish Famine
Author:Colm Toibin, Diarmaid Ferriter
Publisher: - 2004-04-01


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