The Great Hunger: Ireland: 1845-1849

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The Irish potato famine of the 1840s, perhaps the most appalling event of the Victorian era, killed over a million people and drove as many more to emigrate to America. It may not have been the result of deliberate government policy, yet British 'obtuseness, short-sightedness and ignorance' - and stubborn commitment to laissez-faire 'solutions' - largely caused the disaster and prevented any serious efforts to relieve suffering. The continuing impact on Anglo-Irish relations was incalculable, the immediate human cost almost ...

The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849 2013, Blackstone Audiobooks

ISBN-13: 9781441767417

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The Great Hunger: Ireland: 1845-1849 1992, Penguin Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780140145151

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