Black '47 and Beyond: The Great Irish Famine in History, Economy, and Memory

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Here Ireland's premier economic historian and one of the leading authorities on the Great Irish Famine examines the most lethal natural disaster to strike Europe in the nineteenth century. Between the mid-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, the food source that we still call the Irish potato had allowed the fastest population growth in the whole of Western Europe. As vividly described in O Grada's new work, the advent of the blight phytophthora infestans transformed the potato from an emblem of utility to a symbol ...

Black '47 and Beyond: The Great Irish Famine in History, Economy, and Memory 2000, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691070155

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